Pancit Palabok (Pancit ng Malabon)

“Ang dami mo namang palabok” in other words you have so much blah, blah. Try this favorite dish of my dad that he wouldn’t mind eating them every single morning for his breakfast

Pancit Palabok or Pancit Malabon

(5 to 6 servings)
450 gms fat bihon (rice noodles)
some water
1 T achiote seeds (or red food coloring)
¼ C cooking oil
½ C ground chicharron
¼ C fish sauce (patis)
½ tsp ground black pepper
2½ T calamansi juice
2 T cornstarch mixed with 1 T water
2 C shredded  pechay baguio or any cabbage will do, blanched
1 pound medium shrimps, peeled and fried (reserve heads and peels for broth)
1 C crumbled chicharron
2 C chopped boiled pork
1 pound cooked squid , sliced
3 hard cooked eggs, sliced
2 T crumbled fried garlic slices
2 T sliced green onions
calamansi juice and fish extract


Cook the noodles in water. When softened, cook in a pot of boiling water until tender but still firm. Drain and set aside. In a small skillet heat the cooking oil and achiote seeds in low heat for 1 minute. Strain and discard seeds. Set oil aside. In a large pan, boil 4 cups water and reserved shrimp heads and shells and a dash of salt. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove shells and discard. Add cornstarch mixture and simmer for a few minutes until sauce has thickened. Add the ground chicharron, the achiote oil, black pepper, fish sauce (patis) , and calamansi juice. Mix well.

Add the cooked noodles and toss until noodles are well coated. Transfer into a large serving platter. Top with shredded cabbage, shrimps, pork adobo, chopped chicharron, squid, garlic, spring onions, and sliced eggs. Serve it with a slice of calamansi.

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Comments: 7

  1. dulce almodiel September 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm Reply

    Ever since i left my country in 1996 i always wished to have the knowledge to prepare the filipino dishes,like specially pancit palabok,bihon,and more.Until now im 44yrs old.I still wish to have those recepies of the filipino foods hummm very yummmmy yummmmy.

  2. ching May 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm Reply

    I really like pancit malabon coz it tastes so nice ang yummy. I really love to cook and eat pancit and soups. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. pipo July 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm Reply


    pancit palabok is my favorite dishes in town. i love to eat more and more basta palabok…..
    its so yummy and i love to cook palabok too…..

  4. Faye October 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm Reply

    Thanks for the recipe,i love palabok i’ll make on my own.

  5. dred October 25, 2010 at 10:45 am Reply

    sarap talaga pancit malabon!!

  6. lulu April 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm Reply

    I’m gonna try this recipe, my son loves pancit malabon/palabok. Thanks for the recipe! it’s seems so easy to cook..

  7. justin July 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm Reply

    how many servings is your recipe? can u plss specify if how may servings.. thanks,..

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