Monday, July 14, 2008

Pancit Palabok at Tree Garden



Pancit Palabok--- a round rice noodle (often specifically labelled for pancit luglug or palabok) smothered with a thick, golden shrimp sauce or other flavored sauce, and topped with:
  • Shrimp, (the size and shell-on or shell-off depending on preference)
  • Crushed or ground pork rind (chicharron) for toppings
  • Hard-boiled egg (sliced into disc or quartered lengthwise or chopped)
  • tinapa flakes (smoked fish)
  • freshly minced green onion

Palabok are a communal comfort food, and can be found at nearly all Filipino potluck parties. They are best made and eaten in batches for they are easily consumed. Wikipedia.

I haven't had the pleasure of eating at Tree Garden until today because my life takes me to a rather limited parts of the city. So today, I'm happy to do something new, courtesy of BDP's first guest photographer doc Anne (of the aerial photo of Butuan).


16 comments:

Hilda said...

Yummy! Gusto mo ang palabok ng Jollibee? Kasi Jollibee naman ang post ko ngayon. Hehehe!

Layrayski said...

Haha... I've tried a jollibee palabok once. I think it was at Iligan or Cagayan de Oro City and it was very salty. I got turned off from Jollibee Palabok forever and ever. People say its not so bad but I won't risk it again. I'd rather have their spaghetti. Hehe

What I like about Tree Garden Palabok meal is that it comes with three pieces of lumpia shanghai.

But my favorite palabok is at Red Apple's.

Tammie said...

this looks delicious.

Layrayski said...

It wasn't bad. :) The first time I tried palabok I hated it. It tasted weird. But it kinda grows on you, Tammie. :)

Tammie said...

You mention in one of the comments above,that that's lumpia on the side right? is that like an egg roll or a spring roll?

my husbands best friend growing up was from the Phillipines and his mom always used to make homemade lumpia. My husband still talks about it, decades later.he loved it.

Tammie said...

me again!

this is too funny. i just checked back at my page and saw you left the comment about the spring rolls/duck sauce. we are having a mind link today. hee hee

i'll try that recipe. thanks!

Layrayski said...

hahaha that's what I said, until my PC spontaneously rebooted on me. haha

Isn't it something? Having Lumpia in our the brain at the same time? hehe

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

I'm a foodie, so I love shots like this!!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

ah ... it looks good and yummy ... thanks for sharing the recipe ...

supergirlhero said...

I love Tree Garden's palabok...and goto...and ice cream...and french fries...and chicken sandwich :)

Hehe, kabalo ba ka Ly nga ang tag-iya ani ang anak sa tag-iya sa Pilipino bakery nga asawa sa akong Uncle (nga usa sa mga anak sa tag-iya sa Tita's)? :) That's why we balance our time between Tree Garden and Tita's haha :)

Layrayski said...

abu dhabi--- I'm glad you like my photo shot! ;)

eki qushay akhwan--- I copied that palabok description just for you, hehe glad you find it informative/useful.

Supergirlhero---haha grabe ka daghan sa imo relatives diay May. Dapat jud i-balance para walay mag mahay. Sayang no kay medjo wala sila sa centro ba, dili mahuna huna-an diretso except if maka agi didto.

Kris McCracken said...

This does look tasty.

Layrayski said...

Yes it is! Hehe you look familiar, I've seen you at Hanoi daily, right? Thanks for dropping by!

Vlado&Toni said...

hmmm yummy, i miss palabok.. waaa :(

Layrayski said...

Haha Sorry!

kristennemarie said...

Hi! Nice blog. I'm from Butuan too. I followed you. Can you follow my blog back? Thanks :)
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