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#275 Pancit Molo

Pancit molo or the Filipino´s version of wanton soup, is a “noodle-less” pancit (noodles) dish from Iloilo´s Molo district. This soup has a distinct Chinese influence with it’s wonton like Molo balls made with ground pork, chicken, shrimps and vegetables seasoned and wrapped in Molo wrapper. The soup is served in chicken broth with chicken strips.

One of the simplest, most popular and delicious soups in traditional Filipino cooking, pancit molo is easy to prepare with dumplings and meat broth. It is similar to siomai soup, except that the dumplings in pancit molo are not steamed but cooked in the broth itself.

There are several versions for making pancit molo, just as there are several versions for making siomai. Some add minced shrimp to the filling, while others add whole shrimps to the broth. Another way to prepare pancit molo is by adding chopped chicken meat to the broth.

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#90 Pancit Palabok

A classic Filipino noodle dish the mere mention of pancit palabok (garnished noodles) can trigger a mouth-watering sensation to many true-bloodied Filipinos.

Boiled grass rice noodles are topped with a delicious shrimp-based sauce, sliced hardboiled eggs, shrimps, chicharon bits (crispy pork rind bits) and chopped spring onions. The sauce is a key ingredient since it adds flavour to this otherwise simple noodle dish.

In Malabon, a coastal town of north of Manila, is also known for its pancit palabok since the town produces what is considered as the best fish sauce in the country. This noodle dish is simply irresistible with a drizzle of freshly squeezed kalamansi (Philippine lime) and patis (fish sauce) from Malabon.

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