Pancit Molo Recipe

A famous dish originated from a District in Iloilo City called Molo.

For the Molo balls you need:

100 pieces Dim sum wrapper (thinner than wonton)

2 lb. ground pork

1/2 lb. shrimp

10 pieces garlic cloves

2 tablespoon chives (sliced thin)

3 pieces eggs

2 tablespoon sesame oil

salt & pepper to taste

Mix all above ingredients and chill for an hour before wrapping. 

After wrapping leave it out in the air to allow the molo balls wrapper to dry to avoid it from sticking to each other.

For soup base you will need:

4 pieces Chicken breast

1/2 lb. shrimp

1/2 lb. ham

1 tablespoon chives

5 pieces garlic cloves

1 large onions

salt & pepper to taste.


1. Chop or slice cooked ham. Set aside.

2. Boil chicken till cook. Let it cool then shred. Set aside.

3. From the chicken broth boil the shrimp. When you see the shrimp all orange remove from the broth. Let it cool first then peel the shell.

4. Pound the shrimp head using the back of the knife or better if you have "almires". Scoop some of the broth and mix with the crushed shrimp head. Mix and drain and add the to the remaining broth.

5. Sauté garlic and onion. Add ham, chicken breast and shrimp. Bring to boil. Adjust the heat to medium.

6. Add salt and pepper. Bring to boil again.

7. Now you could add the molo balls. Once the balls start floating from the broth that tells you its done/cooked.

8. You could sprinkle sliced/chopped chives and chopped brown garlic on top.

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