Pancit Palabok - PART 1

10 July 2007 20 comments

There are different names for this dish: Pancit Palabok or Pancit Luglog. I remember going to the wet market with my mom and after shopping, we would go to the 2nd floor where they have the karinderias and have Pancit Palabok and Puto along with a bottled Coke. :)

I learned my recipe from an Aunt when I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

I'm sharing my regular Pancit Palabok recipe, my shortcut Palabok recipe and the 'everything from scratch' recipe. If you liked my Palabok, I would appreciate if you could come back here, leave me a comment and subscribe by email. You will only get updates if there are new recipes. Thanks. :o) ~Babette~

Pancit Palabok recipe #1

1 onion, minced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbps cooking oil
4 pieces chicken breasts, minced or ground
2 cups cleaned uncooked shrimp, minced
6 cups chicken broth
3 small cans of Cream of Mushroom or 1 big can
salt or fish sauce
white pepper
atchuete or food coloring

Pancit Bihon, cooked Al Dente
2 stalks green onions, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced for garnish
1 lemon sliced

1 cup tinapa flakes
6 pieces of cleaned shrimp, boiled for garnish (optional)

Saute onion and garlic until soft.
Add minced chicken breasts and shrimps, saute for a few minutes.
Add the chicken broth and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the Cream of Mushroom soup one at a time, using a whisk to incorporate it with the broth. The mixture should be creamy but not too thick. It should have the consistency of a gravy. If it's too thick, just add broth a little at a time.
Season with salt or fish sauce and pepper.
Use the atchuete to achieve dark orange color. In my experience, it takes a lot of atchuete to get this color. My Aunt sometimes use food coloring to get the color she wants.
Let it simmer for another 15 minutes, stirring the pot frequently.
Ladle the sauce on top of the cooked pancit bihon and garnish with shrimp, fried tinapa flakes, green onions, eggs and lemon.

Click here for step by step photos and the shortcut Palabok recipe and Palabok from scratch recipe.

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20 comments: to “ Pancit Palabok - PART 1 so far...

  • Raquel January 07, 2006

    Ayayay, may bagong luto si kusinerang pinay. Sayang di ako mahilig sa luto. Don't worry dear, I will refer this blog pag malaki na ang baby ko at kung masundan na si Maria. Marami na kasing pakakainin.

    Pero mukhang masarap ang ang luto mo ah. Mahirap magluto ng pinoy foods dito dahil wala kaming Filipino Store.

  • Lanie G January 08, 2006

    Hi Barb, oy ang sarap nito matagal na rin akong hindi nagluto nintong pancit palabok. I will try your recipe one of this day. I call you tomorrow nalang. Andrew and I just come home one hour ago and rush to cook for dinner
    'nagluto lang ako ng spaghetti kay dali ra lutoon. Talk to you tomorrow. I need to go shopping for kenny's birthday present and I dont know what to get. I will ask him maybe we just go out dinner in legal seafood.

  • haze January 17, 2006

    Hi Barbs, napapatakam na naman ako, huhhh even I know how to read recipes it seems that it's not my line....walang lasa ata yong mga luto ko eh :-( I think cooking also is a talent, hay buhay. Anyway, I will try it sana maging success...Keep posting and thank you fot this! Have a nice week ahead. Take care...

  • Lanie G January 30, 2006

    Mareng Barb, Nagutom tuloy ako sa katitingin dito sa palabok mo. I might try this recipe pero mayron pa kasi akong kare-kare kaya huwag muna. Ano luto mo diyan. ako gutom na nandito parin sa pc. makaalis na nga. Call you sometimes this week. take care

  • line March 25, 2006

    just love your site very informative,thanks!

  • Hil May 08, 2006

    Hi Barb, na remember ko rin yong days na yon sa palinke where they sell pancit palabok...favorito ko yan..sarap...thank you sa recipe...i try ko yan one day...buti kapa barb dami mong alam lutuin na Filipino food, so thank you for sharing your recipe.

  • jobelle July 24, 2007

    hi,thanks for sharing ur recipes for palabok..actually,naghhanap talaga ako ng recipe for palabok coz fave talaga to ng bf.i will try this,sana magustuhan ng bf ko. thanks to you!

  • Anonymous August 29, 2007

    i just made this! SARAP!!!!!!!! is all i have to say. thank you so much!!

  • Escalera brothers October 07, 2008

    i tried the quick one and i can say that it's really good. my wife was surprised that i was able to cook this. thanks a lot for this recipe and more power

  • guitarz_jr28 February 13, 2009

    kakatapos k lng madaanan sa ang 1 clip ng ladies showin how they cook this..then i searched google n found ur i think kahit papanu makakaya ko na sya lutuin...ginutom kasi ako n bigla ko namiss kumain thanx a lot po..

  • Kasey April 01, 2009

    tinry ko to pro ang sakin ok lang kc kung anuano p ang gnwa ko kya ok lang. s susunod follow ko n ang direksyon mo. Pbori2 ko 2 palabok. Jejeje slamat ;-)

  • Ayingga May 24, 2009

    Hey Barb mate,

    pakopya ng pancit palabok mo - parang naglilihi ako...will let you if success!!!

    miss ya mate - Ayingga

  • Anonymous June 28, 2009

    hi there! i was searching for pancit palabok recipe and i came across your site. your recipe looks simple and i wanna try it :) . i hope i can make it just like the one on the picture :) ... aynwayz, thanks for sharing your recipes!

  • Rowena August 18, 2009

    Hi there, so instead of using flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce you replaced it with mushroom soup? Wow, how intriguing. Since masarap naman ang cream of mushroom, I'm sure malasa palabok ko nito. My boys will enjoy merienda today. Thanks. :)

  • Juvy November 07, 2009

    How nice of you! Thank you for sharing it.♥

  • Kris April 11, 2010

    Hi. I was wondering how big is the 1 big can of cream of mushroom? :) thanks.

  • kharen July 18, 2010

    Hi. Thank you so much for sharing this palabok recipe. I cooked this for dinner tonight for the first time and I thought it was better than the palabok I've tasted at a restaurant. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it that we had to get up and get not seconds but thirds. Thank you. *****Highly recommended!!!

  • MissM2u October 19, 2010

    my friend from Pampanga uses cream of chicken soup instead of cream of mushroom. it's delicious! but very rich.

  • Nadia May 29, 2011

    Thanks Babette for the recipe, I just tried #2 and I love it so as my toddler and husband. I will try the other 2 recipes during my days off.

  • jv December 30, 2011

    asa mo sa america.? g.gutom na nuon ko.. txtki ko o tawagi ku ug unsaon pg.luto number nku 847-6930-520... ok??.. tudlui ko unsaon pgluto nin.u