I finally came up with a super easy Pancit Palabok recipe!
1/2 K. Super Q Pancit Palabok noodles
Soak the noodles in tap water for 10 minutes then drain.
Boil the noodles for 10 minutes then switch off heat and leave in the pot with water for 30 minutes.
Drain very well.
1/4 K. small shrimps, boiled and peeled
2 eggs, boiled and sliced
1 head garlic, chopped and fried until light brown
green part of the spring onions, chopped
tinapa, flaked and toasted in a frying pan without oil (sinangag) - optional
1/4 C. cooking oil
1 onion, chopped
2 pcs. Knorr Shrimp cube
5 C. water
3 T. patis
1 t. rock salt or to taste only (my palette is salty)
1/2 C.rice flour soaked in 1/2 C. water for at least 30 minutes
Mama Sita anatto powder - small packet about 2 T.??? dissolved in 1/4 C. water
1/4 C. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 C. water
Heat oil in a pot.
Saute the onion. When it is wilted add the shrimp cubes then continue sauteing until the cubes are dissolved.
Add the water and patis. Let it boil before stirring.
Add the anatto powder dissolved in water.
Remove pot from flame/heat then slowly add the rice flour slurry to the sauce. Stir well then return to the stove.
Let it boil and then remove again from the heat and add the cornstarch slurry. Stir then return to the heat.
Season with salt but taste the sauce first, it might be too salty already.
Arrange the noodles on a platter.
Pour the sauce.
Put the toppings on top of the palabok.
Serve with calamansi.