Pancit Habhab or Pancit Lucban Recipe

If you have been to Quezon or probably Lucban, for sure you are familiar with Lucban’s noodle dish, the Pancit habhab or pancit Lucban. This local dish is not your ordinary food that you will eat with spoon, fork or plate. Pancit habhab is commonly served in a banana leaf, and for you to able to eat it, you just have to lift the banana leaf close to your mouth and go eat the pancit. Oh yes, messy, but I believe this is the best way to enjoy Pancit habhab.

For those who are away from Quezon and just want to cook their own version of Pancit Habhab, here’s the recipe on how to cook Pancit habhab.

Ingredients for Pancit Habhab
• banana leaves – cleaned; cut into rectangular shapes
• broth of pork and shrimp – 8 cups
• carrot – 1 piece; sliced
• cooking oil – 3 tablespoons
• garlic – 5 cloves; minced
• miki noodles – ½ kilogram
• patis or fish sauce – ½ cup
• pechay or bokchoy – 3 bundles; cut horizontally
• pepper – ½ teaspoon
• pork – 50 grams; boiled; sliced into tidbits
• pork liver – 150 grams; boiled; sliced into tidbits
• sayote or chayote – 1piece; sliced
• shrimp – 200 grams; cooked; shelled
• sitsaro or snow pea – 200 grams; stringed
• soy sauce – ¼ cup
• vinegar or calamansi juice to taste

Steps for Cooking Pancit Habhab

1. Sauté garlic and then onion in heated cooking oil.
2. Add in pork and shrimp.
3. Stir fry everything until meat is cooked.
4. Pour in soy sauce and fish sauce.
5. Sprinkle pepper.
6. Stir fry everything for a few minutes.
7. Pour in broth of pork and shrimp.
8. Bring everything to a boil.
9. After boiling, allow everything to simmer for another 10 minutes.
10. Add in miki noodles.
11. Cook until the noodles become tender and until it has absorbed the broth.
12. Add in the vegetable.
13. Cook everything until vegetables are done.
14. Place the cooked noodles in a banana leaves.
15. Drizzle with either vinegar or calamansi juice before serving.

Recipe from kerlynb of


  1. Ang alat ng recipe na toh with the quantity of soy sauce and patis plus the stocks. Dont follow exàçt recipe

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