Sunday, May 6, 2012

Authentic Pancit Malabon comes to town

Pancit Palabok
One of the foods I missed the most, being here in Panglao Island, were the Pancit Malabon or Luglog and Palabok.  These noodle dishes are easily found at Manila’s eateries, but not in Bohol.  Jolibee’s has palabok, but the serving I find too austere … plus I feel like it has been prepared by a food technologist rather than by a cook.

Anyway, much to my surprise and delight, while walking through the food court of BQ Mall at Tagbilaran City the other day, I saw this food stall that carries authentic pancit Malabon and palabok.  So, before I went to see The Avengers, I had a plate of its palabok.  And right after the movie, I headed back to order pancit Malabon.  They were both good and priced affordably.

Pancit Malabon
Pancit Palabok is made of rice noodles with bright orange thick sauce sprinkled with a variety of toppings. Pancit Palabok comes in various versions, but the famous one hails from Malabon in Metro Manila.  Its ingredients usually include tinapa (smoked fish) and chicharon (crushed deep-fried pork rinds).

Pancit Malabon, on the other hand, is a noodle dish with a yellow-orange color due to its main ingredients of patis (fish sauce) crab fat, shrimp, squid, oysters, hard-boiled eggs, and strips of pork.  Unlike the palabok, this noodle dish contains some vegetables. It is aptly named Pancit Malabon because it originated from Malabon.

Edwin's Special Pancit Malabon
4th floor Food Court - BQ Mall at Tagbilaran City
For special orders contact Alvin or Riza
Cell phone: 0908-455-6604 or 0932-147-3785


Yummy Sunday

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  1. it's been long since I last had pancit malabon..the pictures made me crave for one.. :)

  2. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm palabok looks very delicious and it makes me drool too :-) I never try cooking this, hope very soon
    :-) Dropping by from YS

  3. i've always wondered of the difference between pancit luglug and palabok.:p i love both noodle dishes. it's great that there is an authentic pancit malabon in Tagbilaran. did you enjoy The Avengers?:p

  4. This is one of my favorite..looks so yummy, I miss eating food that made in Phil..

  5. Wow! That palabok photo is just mouth-watering! Itsura pa lang ang sarap na!

  6. Pancit Palabok is always my all-time favorite kind of pancit! yum-o!!!