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!
Servings: 6 servings
- 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
- ⅓ cup fish sauce
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 shrimp cube
- 6 cups water
- 4 tbsp rice flour
- 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
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.
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!