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Palabok Recipe (Filipino Rice Noodle Dish)



Ingredients Needed:

1 pack bihon or rice noodles

For the sauce:

¼ kilo ground pork

1 tbsp annatto seeds (soaked with 3 tbsp water)

5 tbsp cornstarch (dissolved in water)

2 pcs onions minced

1 head garlic minced

2 pcs shrimp cubes

2 tbsp patis or fish sauce

2 tbsp cooking oil

Ground pepper to taste

1 cup water

For the toppings:

Pork chicharon or cracklings, crushed or grounded

Cooked shrimps (without shell)

Hard boiled eggs sliced

Calamansi or lemon sliced

Tinapa flakes or smoked fish

Marinated fried pork sliced in small pieces

Toasted garlic


Soak the rice noodles for 5 to 10 minutes. After soaking, boil some water and put in the rice noodles for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

For the sauce, heat the oil in a sauce pan. Put in the garlic and toast until it turns light brown. Remove the half toasted garlic from the oil. Set aside.

In the same pan, put in the ground pork and cook for 5 to 8 minutes over a low heat. Add the toasted garlic and the onion, sauté together. Add water, shrimp cubes and the water from the soaked annatto seeds. Let it boil. Pour the diluted cornstarch and mix until it thickens. Add the fish sauce and ground pepper to taste. Remove from heat.

On a serving plate, put in first the cooked bihon or rice noodles. Put the sauce on top of the noodles. Garnish and arrange the toppings over the sauce.

Serve with the sliced calamansi or lemon. Enjoy your palabok!



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