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.


  1. ,,, hello . i've seen few pancit molo recipes . i find yours tasty , even if i haven't cooked it yet . i will do exactly this for my rainy day soupy lunch picnic , my version of a belated birthday celebration , thanks so much ,,,

  2. Tried this and it is very good. Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

  3. I want to know how many liters of water to use for the chicken broth,thank you.

  4. Hello sorry for the late reply. Pretty much depends on how soupy you want your pancit molo. Usually pancit molo is soupy anyways so u cant go wrong with it. Good luck and happy cooking

  5. Iloilo is a city but Molo which is less than 10 miles away from Iloilo City is not.

  6. Thanks for catching Anon, it suppose to be a district from Iloilo City. Changes done, thanks again .


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