Pancit Molo

Pancit molo is a well known Filipino dish that resembles the Chinese dish called wanton soup. And this dish looks more of a soup than a pancit (stir fried noodles with meat and vegetables) and makes you wonder why it called pancit.


For soup stock:
1 large chicken (preferably native)
1 large onion, quartered
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon black peppercorns

For Molo filling:
1/2 kilo ground pork
1/2 kilo shrimp, peeled and minced
1 head garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
2 stalks green onion, minced
soy sauce
2 eggs
100 pieces Molo wrappers
1/2 head garlic, minced
1 large onion, minced
green onion, chopped

How to cook pansit molo:

  • In a large pot, put together soup stock ingredients with water.
  • Simmer till chicken is tender. Remove and shred. Discard bay leaf.
  • In a bowl, combine molo filling ingredients except wrappers.
  • Mix very well and wrap in the molo wrappers. Drop in the boiling soup stock.
  • In a pan, saute garlic, onion and shredded chicken.
  • Add to molo soup. Season with patis and garnish with chopped green onion.
  • Serve with biscocho (or toasted bread). 10 portions.

Pancit Molo