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Filipino Pancit Palabok

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Pancit Palabok is a noodle dish with shrimp sauce and topped with several ingredients such as cooked shrimp, boiled pork, crushed chicharon, tinapa flakes, fried tofu, scallions, and fried garlic. A very tasty treat that is sure to relieve your hunger. There are other noodle dishes that are similar to this. Pancit Luglog and Pancit Malabon are the ones that come close to the taste and appearance (the only difference would be the noodle and some ingredients as well as some preparation steps). If you love Jollibee€™s Palabok, I€™m sure that you will love this recipe even more. Please have the necessary ingredients on hand and prepare the necessary kitchen equipments so that you could enjoy this very tasty dish in no time.
  Rice noodles 1 Pound
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ground pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Annatto powder 1 Tablespoon
  Pork broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Shrimp cube 1
  All purpose flour 6 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boiled pork 1 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced and cut into small pieces
  Firm tofu 2 , cubed
  Tinapa flakes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Smoked Fish)
  Chicharon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), pounded
  Hard boiled eggs 2 , sliced
  Cooked shrimps 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), boiled or steamed
  Green onion/Scallion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Fried garlic 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon slices/6 to 8 pieces calamansi 2 , sliced

1. Soak the rice noodles in water for about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Cook the sauce
2.1 Heat a saucepan and pour the cooking oil
2.2 When the oil is hot enough, put-in the ground pork and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes
2.3 Dilute the annato powder in pork broth then pour the mixture in the saucepan. Bring to a boil (If you are using anatto seeds, soak them first in 3 tbsp water to bring-out the color)
2.4 Add the shrimp cube and stir and simmer for 3 minutes
2.5 Add the flour gradually while stirring.
2.6 Add the fish sauce and ground black pepper then simmer until sauce becomes thick. Set aside.
3. Boil enough water in a pot
4. Place the soaked noodles in a strainer (use metal or bamboo strainer) then submerge the strainer in the boiling water for about a minute or until the noodles are cooked. (make sure that the noodles are still firm)
5. Remove the strainer from the pot and drain the liquid from the noodles.
6. Place the noodles in the serving plate.
7. Place the sauce on top of the noodles then arrange the toppings over the sauce.
8. Serve with a slice of lemon or calamansi. Share and enjoy!
Note: If you are using fresh shrimps with head, the shrimp cube can be omitted. Shell the shrimp and remove the head. Crush the head of the shrimp and use the juice instead of the shrimp cube.

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Main Dish
Pork, Rice
Filipino Noodle with Shrimp Sauce
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