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Easy Pancit Palabok

Easy Pancit Palabok is the way to go if your looking for an easy to make noodle dish. A flavorful noodle recipe with shrimp sauce that Filipinos love. Try this homemade palabok recipe to fix your cravings!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Noodles, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: panci palabok, pancit palabok recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Mia

Ingredients

  • 250 grams rice noodles

Palabok Sauce

  • 1 cup ground pork
  • 1 cup hibi or small dried shrimps or fresh small shrimps
  • 1 tbsp annatto powder
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil
  • cup fish sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 shrimp cube
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 tbsp rice flour

Toppings

  • 3-4 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 1 cup chicharon / pork cracklings crushed
  • ¼ cup spring onions chopped
  • 5-6 pcs calamansi (halved) or lemon slices

Instructions

Cooking the rice noodles

  • Soak the rice noodles in cold water for at least 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • When ready to serve, just blanch the noodles briefly—1 to 2 minutes—in boiling water.

Making the sauce

  • In a medium pan heat oil over low heat. Tip in ground pork and cook for approx. 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent. Add annatto powder and mix well until incorporated.
  • Mix in the hibi (small dried shrimps), stir and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. After simmering, add fish sauce, salt, pepper, shrimp cube then mix well to incorporate.
  • Make the slurry by mixing the water and rice flour then add gradually into the sauce. Cook for about 3-4 minutes while stirring until sauce is thick. Taste and adjust according to preference. Remove from heat.

Assembly

  • Place cooked rice noodles in a plate then pour sauce. Place 2 slices of hard boiled egg, add crushed chicharon and sprinkle some chopped spring onion.
  • Serve with a slice of calamansi or lemon. Bon appetit!

Notes

 

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