Manam-Inspired Crispy Pancit Palabok

Difficulty
Medium
Servings
4 servings
Prep Time
20 Mins
Active Time
40 Mins

No matter how often you eat at Manam, their Crispy Pancit Palabok will always be a sight to behold. It's a festive sight—a mountain of crispy noodles slowly collapsing under lava-like orange shrimp sauce—that's as celebratory as a candle-lit cake.

This recipe delivers both the visual and gustatory satisfaction of Manam's popular palabok. The sauce packs a strong shrimp-y flavor, but the mix of noodles, seafood, and chicharon balances it out. Use spicy chicharon for added heat!

Palabok Sauce

3 tbsp neutral oil

1 tbsp atsuete (annatto) powder

¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 cups pork broth

2 cups shrimp broth

½ tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp spring onion, chopped

½ cup chicharon, crushed

salt and pepper, to taste

Crispy Pancit

2 cups dried vermicelli noodles

neutral oil, for frying

Seafood

1 tbsp neutral oil

3 medium-sized squid, cut into rings

6 medium shrimp, tail on

salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings

½ cup chicharon, slightly crushed

2 hard-boiled eggs, halved

4 pcs calamansi, halved

2 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped

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