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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pancit Palabok

I am missing our old friends in Texas who make very good Palabok. I tried making it many times, but I can't seem to get it right or at least the right taste. I want to make it out of scratch instead of the recipe using the ready made sauce you can buy at the Asian store.


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 fish sauce

4 tablespoons of cornstarch, dissolved in water

1 teaspoon of MSG (optional)

1 1/2 cups of water


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


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, fish sauce 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.


  1. ang hirap tlga lutuin when u compare it some taste u really really like noh?? naku ako meron yan dito near sa office na gustong gusto ko tlga ang lasa.. though i wish i can learn to cook that someday.. when u master cooking it, please teach me how ha..

    misss u ces!!! where are u?? :)

  2. ayan na naman ang mga pagkain dito sa site mo tita cecile..kakagutom naman talaga ang mga ito..mahilig lang ako kumain pero di masyado sa luto..hehehe

  3. waaahhh..i was about to leave when I read about this one..I can't help but comment..Oh my palabok is my favorite..yyuuummmmyyy...

  4. woi kalami ani...never made this not really fond of try nako ni one of these days...hehehe....thanks for sharing the recipe teCes...hehehe!

  5. ang sarap naman nyan,Ate Ces!!kaka-miss na rin ang palabok!!parang naaalala ko ang jolibee ah!!

  6. Hello Cecile..lamia ana oi.gusto ta nako try kaya lang wala pa man ko kakita ug chicharon diri sa amoang dapit oi,mangita jud guro ko taman taman ani.anyway, thanks for the visit. much appreciated..Godbless!

  7. Kangaroo, adto didto sa walmart, naa man sila chicharon, bisan sa convenient store lagi naa sad sila.

    you are welcome, salamat sad ha :-) ayu ayo!