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How to Make Special Pancit Palabok with Crab Meat

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Noodles Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo palabok noodles or rice noodles

For ganishing:

  • squid adobo
  • flaked fish meat flaked tinapa
  • pork chicharon coarsely pounded
  • powdered pork chicharon
  • fried minced garlic
  • cooked shrimps shelled
  • hard boiled eggs sliced
  • chopped spring onion

For the palabok sauce:

  • 1/2 kilo fresh small crabs with soft shell if there are any available
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp. anatto atchuete seeds or 2 Tbsp. anatto oil or 1 Tbsp. anatto powder
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce or patis
  • 1 tsp. MSG or granulated seasoning


    How to make Special Pancit Palabok with Crab Meat:

    • Boil 4 cups of water and add a little salt. Put noodles in a strainer and dip in boiling water for 5 minutes or until the noodles are cooked.
    • You can also follow the instructions on the packing if there are any instructions available.
    • Drain and transfer to a plate.
    • To make the palabok sauce, wash crabs, open up and extract fat from the top shell then squeeze out the crab meat from the body.
    • Set fat and meat aside. Then pound crab and squeeze juice in 1 and 1/2 cup water. Set aside.
    • Saute garlic till brown, then add onion. Add crab fat and meat then season with patis.
    • Stir cook for 2 minutes then add crab juice. Season with patis and MSG.
    • Then let to a boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Then add dissolved cornstarch, stir until it thickens.
    • Get the palabok noodles and top with garnishing. Then pour palabok sauce on top.
    • Garnish with cooked eggs and chopped spring onions.