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Pancit Malabon Recipe
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Pancit malabon recipe

This Pancit Malabon recipe, is a Rice noodle based dish that originated in Malabon, is a popular dish to be served in big celebrations, fiestas and even in impromptu celebrations in schools and offices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Malabon, Pancit
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 304kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $15



  • 500 g thick rice noodles
  • Water


  • 150 g crab meat
  • 150 g crab fat
  • ½ cup Smoked fish, flaked
  • 3 tbsp annatto powder
  • fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red onion minced
  • oil


  • Shrimps, with skin on
  • Squid, sliced into rings
  • Mussels, with a shell on
  • Pork crackling (chicharon), crushed
  • Spring onions, chopped
  • Hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • Fried garlic
  • Lemon, sliced


  • On a pot boil water and place rice noodles and cook according to packet instructions.
  • Once noodle is cooked, drain and then set aside.
  • Boil shrimps, mussels, and squid in the 2 cups of water for the sauce. Once cooked drain keeping the liquid set the seafood aside.
  • Shell the shrimps and reserve it. Pound the shells with a mortar and pestle to extract the juice, place pounded shells and its liquid in a muslin cloth or fine sieve over a container. Run the water used for boiling on the pounded shells and drain it in a container. Set the liquid aside.
  • Shell the mussels and set it aside.
  • On a blender mix crab meat, crab fat, water used for boiling, annatto powder and fish sauce, blend in low speed for a minute. Remove from blender then set aside.
  • On a pan, add oil and sauté garlic and onion.
  • Add the blended crabmeat mixture and flaked smoked fish.
  • On a separate container mix cornstarch with a small amount of water, dilute it until it’s free of lumps then add it to the pan.
  • Bring sauce to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens, add water if sauce becomes too thick. Turn off the heat.
  • Place noodles in a big bowl pour sauce on top then mix to distribute sauce evenly to the noodles.
  • Place noodles in a big plate then top with cooked seafood, Pork crackling, Spring onions, eggs and fried garlic.
  • Squeeze lemon to the top.


For the toppings you can adjust the amount to your heart’s desire
For the sauce If you don’t want to make your own there are available ready mix sauces from Mama Sitas, disregard steps 4 to 6, dissolve mix in water used for cooking seafood instead


Calories: 304kcal