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Pancit Palabok is great for snacks

One of the most favored dishes by Filipinos is the famous Pancit palabok. It is great for snacks and will surely give your tummy a satisfying fullness. This is because the delightful snack is packed with calories and other flavorful ingredients.

Same way as you cook noodles, the Pancit Palabok Recipe is easy to cook. Although preparation of ingredients and the time allotted for cooking could be tedious, still the savory reward that it brings is just right for your hard work.

Once you are done with this colorful dish, it will be a mouthful of flavorful Pancit palabok. More so, it will be a sure fire to an amazing snack time.

Pancit Palabok is made from rice flour noodles topped with crab sauce, eggs, shrimps, squid, garlic and more.

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Pancit Palabok Ingredients:

Palabok Noodles / Sauce

  • 1/2 kilo miki noodles
  • 1/2 kilo small crabs
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of atchuete seeds or oil
  • 2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
  • 4 tablespoons of cornstarch, dissolved in water
  • 1 teaspoon of monosodium glutamate (MSG) (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups of water

Palabok Toppings

  • Tinapa flakes (smoked fish)
  • Cooked shrimps, shelled
  • Squid adobo, sliced into rings
  • Pork chicharon, grounded
  • Spring onions, chopped
  • Hard boiled eggs, shelled, sliced
  • Fried garlic, minced
  • Fresh calamansi (lemon), sliced

Pancit Palabok Cooking Instructions:

  • Extract fat and meat from clean crabs, set aside.
  • Pound crab and extract juice on 1 1/2 cups of water
  • On a pan, saute’ garlic and onions until golden brown then add crab fat, crab meat, 1 1/2 cups of crab wash, patis and MSG. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add corn starch and continue to simmer while constantly stirring until thick.
  • Put miki noodles in a strainer and dip in boiling water for 5 minutes or until cooked.
  • Lay drained noodles on a platter and pour the palabok sauce.
  • Garnish with toppings and serve.

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Pancit Palabok Recipe is made from rice flour noodles topped with crab sauce, eggs, shrimps, squid, garlic and more.

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5 Responses

  1. shirley

    August 29th, 2008 at 11:29 pm


    i love it…my favorite pasta…pancit palabok..

  2. Bryndis

    September 11th, 2008 at 4:35 pm


    I been looking this recipe for long time. I like this food, now that I found it will try to cook this recipe asap. Hope this will turn out the way of real pancit palabok ummmm….

  3. glenn

    September 11th, 2009 at 3:31 am


    thanks… hope i can make a sumptuous pancit

  4. ching

    April 17th, 2010 at 7:16 am


    wow! i think this is perfect recipe. i’ll cook this for my aunt’s birthday come may 26. thanks so much.

  5. emelynbuergo

    July 31st, 2010 at 9:59 am


    nagtry akong magluto kasi nakakasawa na din ang laging spaghetti ang inihahain sa tuwing may bday…… thanks dahil nagustuhan lahat nang mga bisita ko yong ginawa kong palabok at sa ngayon evrytime na may handaan gusto nila laging palabok na lang ang lulutuin ko:-)

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