Pancit malabon recipe

Jamila Valentine shares a Filipino festive food tips with Time Out


Jamila Valentine, manager of Filipino favourite Kabalen, shares a few festive tips with Time Out.

Pancit malabon
500g round noodles
250g squid
250g peeled shrimp
10g annatto powder (atchuete)
2 packets of palabok powder
(Oriental gravy mix)
½ cup cooking oil
1 cup water
¼ tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp minced garlic
3 finely chopped medium-sized onions
10 hard-boiled eggs
4 tbsp fried garlic
4-6 lemon slices

1 Boil the spaghetti noodles for 15 minutes. Rinse with tap water and drain thoroughly.

2 Heat the cooking oil in a small frying pan and fry the garlic and onions until lightly browned.

3 Add the annatto powder, black pepper and shrimp, then cook for two minutes.

4 Place in a casserole dish and add one cup of diluted palabok powder.

5 Stir until the mixture becomes sticky, then add the noodles and boiled eggs. Stir well and cover tightly.

6 Cook for another 13 minutes, then garnish with lemon and serve.

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