Easy Pancit Palabok Recipe

Pancit Palabok Pancit Palabok is one of my most favorite dishes. Love the orange sauce and the different toppings. I love the different mix of textures and flavors in every bite. I eat Pancit Palabok as much as I can. When I throw parties, you can be sure that Pancit Palabok will always be present on my table. I also order it when I eat out—my favorite is in Jollibee. Pancit Palabok is my go-to comfort food.

If I have the time and the energy, I make it all from scratch and eat a big plate of it. Sure, it does take time to make, but it will all be worth all the effort once you dig in and taste the shrimp-flavored sauce, the crunchy chicharon, perfect hard-boiled eggs and all the other magical bits of toppings. I especially like squeezing calamansi or lime on top of this dish. It cuts through the creaminess and gives it a bit of zest.

Pancit Palabok Recipe


  • 500 grams of rice noodles or bihon

For Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 250 grams of ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon annatto powder
  • 3 cups pork broth or stock
  • 3 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup pork stock)
  • 1 shrimp cube

For Toppings:

  • 3 teaspoon fried garlic
  • 1 cup boiled pork, cut into thin pieces
  • 2 pieces of sliced lemon or 8 pieces of sliced calamansi
  • 2 pieces of fried firm tofu/tokwa, cubed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped scallions
  • Half a cup of tinapa or smoked fish flakes
  • Half a cup of chicharon, pounded
  • A half  cup of boiled or steamed shrimps (optional)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

How to Cook Pancit Palabok

  1. Soak noodles in water. Drain after 15 minutes and set aside.
  2. In a hot saucepan, pour the cooking oil and cook the ground pork for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Pour the pork broth in the saucepan and dilute the annatto powder. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. While stirring, add the flour little by little.
  5. Add the fish sauce and black pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  6. Boil water in a pot and cook the rice noodles or bihon.
  7. Drain the noodles and put them in a serving plate. Make sure that the noodles are still a bit firm.
  8. Pour the sauce and arrange the toppings on top.
  9. Serve with lemon or calamansi slices and dig in!

Pancit Palabok And the next thing that I can say is… yum yum!