Filipino Pancit Palabok

Filipino Pancit Palabok Ingredients
1 pack Rice sticks (Bihon noodles)
For the Sauce:
3 cups pork broth + 1/4 cup for cornstarch + 1/4 cup for atsuete
1/2 to 3/4 lb ground pork
1 piece shrimp cube
4 tbsp of cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup pork broth
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp anatto powder (atsuete) dissolved in 1/4 cup pork broth
1 small onion chopped
2 tbsp cooking oil
3 tbsp fish sauce

For the Toppings:
smoked fish (Tinapa) flakes
cooked shrimps (shelled)
pork chicharon (grounded)
fried minced garlic
hard boiled eggs
lemon or calamansi extract
spring onions

Filipino Pancit Palabok Instructions
1] Heat cooking oil in a saucepan and saute’ garlic and onion.
2] Add the ground pork and cook for 5 minutes or until the pork turns brown.
3] Add the pork broth (3 cups) and the dissolved annato (atsuete) Let it boil.
4] Add a piece of shrimp cube and fish sauce then add the dissolved cornstarch.
5] Cook until sauce becomes thick. Set aside.

Rice Sticks / Bihon Noodles
1] Place the noodles in a strainer and submerge in boiling water for about 2 minutes or until the noodles are cooked.
2] Drain the noodles and transfer to a serving plate.
3] Pour the palabok sauce and garnish with the toppings. Squeeze some lemon or calamansi.
4] Serve hot and Enjoy!

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