With its delicious combination of noodles, pork, and shrimp, Pancit Molo is a classic Filipino dish that's both easy to make and packed full of flavor. Here you'll find a detailed recipe for this authentic dish, complete with tips and suggestions on how to bring out the best in each ingredient.
For Pancit Molo, be sure you have the following ingredients on hand: 1/2 lb ground pork, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 6 cups chicken stock, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 5.6 oz egg noodles, 1/2 cup diced shrimp and 8 dumplings (molo). These are all essential for making a delicious Pancit Molo dish. Make sure to use the freshest ingredients and take your time while preparing the dish.
Start by heating the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the pork and garlic, stirring until the pork is cooked through. Next, pour in the chicken stock and soy sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered. Finally, add in the shrimp and molo dumplings and cook for about 5 minutes more until done. Serve with rice or noodles!
Begin by making the molo wrapper dough according to the recipe. Once it is ready, divide the dough into small portions and roll each piece into a thin circle about 8 inches in diameter. Place about 2 tablespoons of filling in the center and fold the edges up, forming a cup around the filling and pinching together to seal. Repeat with the remaining wraps and fillings until all are done.
You can either steam or fry the Pancit Molo wraps. To steam, place the filled and sealed molo wrappers in a steamer lined with parchment paper. Steam for about 10 minutes until the wrappers are slightly transparent. For frying, heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and carefully add each filled wrapper to the hot oil until lightly golden brown on both sides. Drain the Pancit Molo on paper towels before serving. Enjoy!
Once the Pancit Molo is cooked, plate and serve warm. Garnish with whatever toppings you desire such as sliced green onions, boiled egg slices, garlic bits, or fried pork cracklings. Pair your scrumptious dish with a side of steamed rice and ripe tomatoes to complete it. This delicious Filipino-style noodle wrap will definitely make your meal unforgettable!