Palabok

So what is Palabok? It is a well known dish in the Philippines and have been part of the Filipino family meals for decades.  Palabok is a noodle dish with a bold flavors of cream of mushroom and a balanced mixture of onions and garlic.  Palabok is a great dish to make because it takes little effort and it is something that is cooked fast. The soft white noodles mixed in with the cruchy chicharon give it a unique texture that will make your mouth water.

Here is a simple recipe which will get you started in making your Palabok specialty!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp, minced [pre-cooked]
  • 1 can of  cream of mushroom
  • 1 can of cream of chicken
  • 3-4 cups of water
  • powdered atchuete [a popular brand is Mama Sita's]
  • patis (fish sauce) to taste
  • crushed chicharon [pork rinds]
  • fried garlic [minced then fried]
  • hard boiled eggs sliced
  • chopped spring onions
  • sliced lemon

Procedure

  1. Heat some oil and add just enough achuete powder for color.
  2. Saute the onion, add ground pork and cook til brown.
  3. Add 1/2 c water, simmer til dry.
  4. Add minced shrimp.
  5. Add the cream of mushroom and chicken, mix well.
  6. Add 3-4 cups of water and let simmer for 20 mins.
  7. Season with patis.
  8. Cook noodles and drain well, then pour sauce over it and mix well.
  9. Top with sliced eggs, onions, lemon etc.
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