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Pancit Bato 2

Pancit Bato

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pancit Bato is a type of Filipino noodle dish prepared similarly to pancit canton but the main ingredients are fresh shrimps and pechay cooked together with a type of noodles that are traditionally sun dried over stones dehydrating it giving a unique flavour.


  • 300 g dried Wide Egg Noodles or Pancit Bato
  • 250 g prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 large bunch baby bok choy, chopped
  • 4 tbsp powdered dried shrimps (see Notes)
  • 1/2 cup good chicken stock
  • 3 pcs small shallots, sliced thinly
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fish sauce
  • oil


  1. Blanch noodles in a pot with boiling water for 4 minutes. Remove from pot, drain and rinse with running cold water.
  2. In a wok, add oil then sauté shallots and garlic.
  3. Add the carrots then stir fry for a minute
  4. Add the dried shrimps then stir fry until fragrant.
  5. Add the noodles then stir fry for 2 minutes while gradually adding the chicken stock.
  6. Add the bok choy and prawns, stir fry for 2 more minutes.
  7. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper then serve.


You can use a coffee or spice grinder to make powdered shrimps from dried baby shrimps you can buy in Asian groceries