Pancit Malabon

Pancit Malabon is like an all-in-one pancit- rice noodles with delicious sauce and topped with fresh vegetables, seafood, and egg. It is one of the most flavorful pancit recipes you can try in the Philippines!

Pancit Malabon Recipe


  •     8 oz thick rice noodles or cornstarch noodles
  •    1 1/2 pound shrimps, shelled and deveined, and cooked
  •     1 1/2 pound squid, head separated, body cleaned and sliced
  •     3 tbsp achuete (annato) seeds
  •     3-4 stalks green onions, sliced fine
  •     6 cloves garlic, minced and fried
  •     2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
  •     5 cups water
  •     2 tbsp fish sauce or patis
  •     1/2 tsp ground pepper
  •     3-4 eggs, boiled, shelled, and cut in wedges
  •     1/4 cup cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Boil the noodles in water for 2-3 minutes or until the noodles are soft but not soggy. Drain the noodles and set them aside.
  2. In a small pan, steep the achuete seeds on the heated oil to extract the color. Strain then set aside. Put back 1 tablespoon of the achuete oil on the pan.
  3. Stir-fry the shrimps and squid for 1-2 minutes, then add a teaspoon of fish sauce. Set aside.
  4. To make the sauce, use a separate pan then boil the shrimp shells with water for 3-4 minutes. Strain and dispose of the shells. Thicken using the cornstarch mixture and add the remaining achuete oil.
  5. Assemble on a serving plate or bilao in this order:
    Fried Garlic
    Boiled Egg
    Green Onion

Recipe adapted from: Filipino Food Recipes
Image: Foodipino