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Filipino Pansit Palabok Recipe

Palabok Filipino Rice Noodles with EggPalabok is a Filipino Dish which Typically can be found at fastfood chains in the Philippines. It is however also a common Filipino recipe made in the Filipino kitchen. An original way of preparing this dish is described below:

Ingredients for palabok are:

  • 227 grams bihon (rice noodles)
  • Original Gravy ( Palabok ) Mix (from mama sita)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 table spoons cooking oil
  • 1 table spoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound minced pork
  • 2 boiled eggs (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup boiled and peeled shrimps
  • 1/2 cup crushed cracklings (chicharon)

Preparation for palabok Filipino Dish:

Dissolve the palabok mix in water. While doing this you can put the Oil in a Wok and Sautee the Garlic. When the garlic has a golden brown color you can add the Minced Pork. Stir the complete mix in the dissolved palabok mix and bring it to a boil. When it’s thick enough put the noodles in a serving plate and put the sauce over it. Finish the dish with some shrimp on top of it, cracklings, some egg and you might try some smoked mackarel as well. Palabok is commonly served with lemon.

A Question came from a blog reader how the Palabok Sauce can be made without mama sita’s mix. See below the ingredients needed to make the sauce:

  • ¼ cup atsuete seeds also known as annat seeds
  • ¾ cup water
  • Two cups shrimp juice
  • six or seven tablespoons flour
  • salt or patis and pepper

The way to prepare the palabok sauce is:

The Astuete seeds are mainly used to give a reddish/orange color to the sauce. It should be dissolved in about ¼ cup of water. After it’s dissolved it should be strained and add the remaining water with shrimp sauce into a pan. Add the flour to the mix and bring it to a cook. Finally stir until the sauce is thick and season with salt, pepper or patis to taste.

8 Responses to Filipino Pansit Palabok Recipe

  • so excited about this site. I am eager to learn more about Filipino dishes and it is refreshing to see this.

    • Thank you very much! It’s great to write about Filipino Dishes and cook the Filipino Recipes. I’ve been fortunate enough to taste the delicious foods of the Filipino kitchen for many years.

  • i love palabok and would love to learn how to make the palabok sauce from scratch as these packet sauces just doesn’t taste right 🙁

    do you, by any chance have a recipe for it?

    ta!

    • Hi Sheila,

      Unfortunately I don’t have the recipe for it yet. I will ask some of my friends how to make the sauce from scratch and share it on the site. I’ll email you as soon I posted it.

      Thanks for your interest in my blog! 🙂

  • In jordan country, the atsuete is not available. What item can be a substitute for it. I love all the pilipino recipes. Thank you very much.

    • Hi Trinidad Pascual,

      Thanks for your interest in our website and especially the Filipino Recipes. The item Atsuete is used to make palabok in a traditional way and commonly used for it’s reddish color. I suggest if you want to make palabok you use the palabok mix from mamasita.

      Thanks!

  • Thank you so much for the recipes. It will brigthen up the pot-luck partties I am attending here at N.C. Could you please post the relyenong bangus recipe. We`ve been trying to cook one but it dont taste like our own.
    Thank you and God bless.

    • Thank you so much for your comment! I will do my best to post it as soon as possible. Its been a while that I was able to post some Filipino dishes due to a busy schedule at work.

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