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pancit palabok
Ingredients

Noodles - 1/2 kilo of white and round miki
Boil 4 cups water, add a little salt. Put noodles in strainer and dip in boiling water for 5 minutes or till noodles is cooked. Drain. Transfer on plate. Top with garnishings. Pour palabok on top. Garnish with sliced cooked eggs and chopped spring onions.

Garnishings

* squid adobo (pusit)
* flaked fish meat (tinapa)
* pork sitsaron, coarsely pounded
* powdered pork sitsaron
* fried minced garlic
* cooked shrimps, shelled
* hard boiled eggs, sliced
* chopped spring onions

Palabok

* 1/2 kilo fresh small crabs
* (possibly w/soft shell)
* 1 large onion, chopped finely
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 3 tbsp cornstarch
* 1 1/2 cups water
* 3 tbsp atchuete seeds or
* 2 tbsp atchuete oil
* 2 tbsp patis
* 1 tsp vetsin


METHOD

Wash crabs, open up and extract fat top shell, squeeze out meat from body. Set fat and meat aside. Then pound crab and squeeze juice in 1 1/2 cups of water. Set aside juice till brown. Add onion. Add crabs fat meat, season with patis. Stir for 2 minutes and add crab juice. Season With patis and vetsin. Let boil for 10 minutes , stirring constantly Then, add dissolved cornstarch, stir until it thickens.