October 19, 2009


Pansit palabok, pansit luglog is another popular Pinoy noodle dish. It made up of rice noodles blanch in boiling water and topped with shrimp sauce called palabok, made up of shrimp sauce that is flavoured with annatto which also give a bright orange tint. It is then topped with the paalat, a sautéed mixture of garlic, ground pork and diced firm tofu. For added flavour and visual appeal it is garnished with smoked fish flakes, crushed pork cracklings, shrimps, boiled egg wedges, fried garlic and chopped spring onions. And served with kalamansi.

1 kilo thick bihon noodles, cooked
Red sauce
1/2 kilo ground pork
4 cake firm tofu, diced
2 cup shrimp broth
1/2 cup chopped kinchay
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1/2 cup annatto water
salt and pepper
cooking oil

6-8 cup shrimp broth
1/2 cup annatto water
3/4 cup cornstarch


2 cup medium size shrimp, shelled
1 bundle spring onion, chopped
4 pieces boiled egg, cut into wedges
1 cup crushed pork crackling
1 head garlic, chopped, fried
1 cup fried tinapa flakes

For the red sauce: In a saucepan, sauté garlic. Add ground pork and stir cook for 3-5 minutes or until meat turns to golden brown, add tofu, kinchay and annatto water, stir cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add shrimp juice and let boil, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from pan and keep aside.

For the palabok: I a sauce pan put shrimp broth and annatto water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Thicken sauce with cornstarch diluted in 1/2 cup of water, keep warm and set aside. Season with salt to taste.

Serving: When ready to serve put cooked bihon noodles in a platter. Top with the garnishing ingredients and serve with kalamansi.

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6 responses to "PANSIT PALABOK"
Marie said:
April 19, 2010

I missed eating this dish

allan bill said:
January 26, 2011

what is annatto water in tagalog??

Joaquin said:
December 1, 2011

tubig mula sa hilaga Atlantic kasunduan samahan (tagalog translation of of annato water)

Marie, how many times did you miss? next time you eat this dish make sure its properly secured on the table…hehe

December 23, 2011

ano ang iba pwede gamitin pag wala annato water

wolfox said:
March 26, 2012

anatto = atsuete
in tagalog :P

tina said:
July 29, 2013

want to try this..tnx for the info

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