Pancit Palabok

Filipino Pancit Palabok

Pancit Palabok is a Filipino noodle dish of Chinese origin.  It is called palabok because the thin rice noodles are covered with a bright colored orange shrimp-flavoured thick sauce.  Aside from the sauce, pancit palabok has a toppings of prawns, wedge cut hard-boiled eggs, chicharon (pork cracklings), flaked tinapa (smoke fish), fried garlic and chopped of green onions.  Then finished it with squeeze calamansi (Philippine Lemon) all over.

Ingredients :

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup mongo sprouts
  • 1 lb. pancit bihon (rice noodles) or palabok noodles

Palabok Sauce

  • 1/4 cup atsuete (annatto) seeds, soaked in
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups shrimp juice
  • 6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  • 1 cup cooked pork, cut into strips
  • 2 pcs. fried tokwa (beancurd), cubed
  • 1/2 cup flaked tinapa (smoked fish)
  • 1/2 cup pounded chicharon (pork cracklings)
  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup shrimps, boiled and shelled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, to garnish
  • 1 tbsp. fried garlic, to garnish
  • kalamansi (Philippine lemon)
(Kitchen Measurements)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Boil water in a pot.  Place mongo sprouts in a strainer and then add the noodles.  Drop strainer into boiling water.  Cook sprouts and noodles until soft.  Drain well.  Pour noodles with sprouts in a large platter.
  2. Prepare palabok sauce: Strain atsuete water.  Add to shrimp juice and cook in a saucepan.  Disperse flour in water and add to the pan.  Bring to a boil and stir constantly.  Season to taste.  Remove from heat and pour over cooked noodles.
  3. Top with pork and tokwa.  Sprinkle with tinapa and chicharon.  Arrange egg slices and shrimps on top.  Garnish with green onions and fried garlic.  Serve with kalamansi.

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  1. lerian21 says:

    wow i really love it….i feel so hungry i wanna try this one…thanks for the ingredients…

  2. Lydia says:

    thank you for giving this recipe its makes my day. I’ll try to cook it on my parents B’day. I will let you know!!!

  3. jonel says:

    I’m going to try this recipe! well detailed and organized. thank you for the post..

  4. gemlen says:

    yes it is one of my favorite food. but i don’t know how to cook it. now i know how. thank you very for the one who make this website. i can cook anytime i wanted. thanks

  5. rhona says:

    its really my favorite but don’t know how to cook it 🙂 thanks for the recipe…

  6. Shiela says:

    now i can cook my own palabok.. many thanks for the free recipes 🙂

  7. marlon says:

    when it comes to noodles,palabok is one of my favorite.but i don’t know how to cook i search on the pinoy cooking style, and it gives me some kind of idea how to make it.

  8. susan sorrosa domingo says:

    yes! now i can try how to cook it coz my fmily luv it 2

  9. judy ann says:

    pansit palabok is my favorite mmmmmmm yameeee

  10. elsie lofranco says:

    i love it…hope to see another unique recipe

  11. gloria linco torello says:

    i relly love to eat palabok though im not expert to cook this!!!

  12. bheng aquino says:

    pancit palabok is one of my favorute food,this the best di nakakasawa,thanks for sharing this..

  13. Kartika says:

    I’m not a pinoy, but I like pancit palabok. I would love to try to cook this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  14. arlene de leon says:

    great & very easy to follow the procedure

  15. maricel perez says:

    i love palabok,and i love cooking,i hope id try to cook this soon for my family

  16. mac jared says:

    i want to try this… i hope i can cook pancit palabok for some occassions……thanks for the recipes…..

  17. Pancit Palabok is the best ! I love it !

  18. I love palabok so much! Di nakakasawang kainin. Thank you for this recipe.

  19. I love Palabok! This is a great recipe, so easy and hassle free!


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