Pancit Filipino Noodles

Mary Ann F Recipe

By Mary Ann F Mary619

30 Min
30 Min

Pancit is a traditional dish served in Filipino homes mainly for birthdays and celebrations. It is believed that noodles represent long life and health. I can still picture my mom and grandmother lovingly prepare this recipe and I was an eager child ready to assist with prepping the vegetables. Since their passing, it is important for me, now more than ever, to celebrate my roots and keep our cultural traditions alive. When I make this dish it's as if we're all cooking and laughing together again. I hope you come to try this tasty dish so you too can live a long and healthy life. Enjoy!

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1 pkg
16 oz canton style noodles ...or
1 pkg
16 oz bihon style noodles
1/2 pkg
16 oz chinese style sausage, sliced thin
store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 can(s)
chicken broth plus
1 can(s)
water, reserved if needed
1/2 c
soy sauce
1 large
onion, julienned
2 clove
minced garlic
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 medium
cabbage, julienned
2 medium
carrots, julienned
celery stalks, sliced thin
red bell pepper, seeded & julienned
black pepper, to taste
sliced scallions
lemon wedges

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat 2 Tbsp of oil on high in a large wok or cooking pot. Just as oil begins to smoke carefully add sausage and onions. Saute for 1 minute then add carrots, celery, red bell pepper, garlic and chicken. Cook for another two. Add black pepper to taste. Remove from wok/pan and set aside.
In the same wok/pan add 2 cans of broth plus 1 can water, soy sauce, and Tbsp oil. Once it begins to boil turn the heat to medium-low and add noodles. Mix gently so not to break fragile noodles and often so the noodles do not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. Additional water can be added if necessary. Cook only until noodles are firm (not hard and definitely not mushy). Cooking times vary depending on the brand and type of noodle used. I sample the noodles throughout this process until I get the right consistency.
Mix cabbage, sauteed vegetables and meats into the noodles. Turn off the heat and and allow to sit covered for ten to fifteen minutes. Serve garnished with scallions and lemon wedges.
NOTE: Pancit is versatile and any combination of vegetables, meats and/or seafood can be used. I often mix canton and bihon style noodles (like my mom and grandma did) and prefer to make my own broth using dark meat chicken and later shredding it for the dish. Low sodium broth and light soy sauce can be substituted for this recipe as well.
VEGETARIAN and VEGAN FRIENDLY: Pancit style noodles are mainly rice flour/ cornstarch based and do not contain animal products. Substitute with vegetable broth and your choice of vegetables, soy meat and/or tofu.

My health-concious friends and coworkers love my meatless version =)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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Willemina Languirand Jett2
Jul 17, 2012
i can't wait to try, I can alreay taste all the flavors combining together.
Mary Ann F Mary619
Jul 18, 2012
Hi Willemina! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I really hope you enjoy it. Please let me know how it turns out. Hugs- Mary
melissa harris mharrisrn
Jul 19, 2012
Thanks so muching for posting this. My neice's husband is philipino and his family served this at her babyshower. I meant to get the recipe before I left. Now I have it!! So delicious. Can't wait to fix it at home!
Mary Ann F Mary619
Jul 19, 2012
You're welcome, Melissa. Do let me know how you like it! Hugs! -Mary
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Sandy Mika mikasldy
Jul 21, 2012
can't wait to try this, it sounds delicious 8]
Mary Ann F Mary619
Jul 22, 2012
Thank you, Sandy! I hope you like it. I would love your feed back. Hugs! -Mary
Glor o pickyperson
Aug 7, 2012
Will try this, my father inlaw married a Filipino and yes special occasions this along with egg rolls, finger meat pies, and something called sticky rice which I would love the recipe of, they really don't disclose much about sticky rice except it has coconut milk and sugar in it but it also has a brown appearance don't know if it is brown sugar or brown rice MaryAnn do you know of this rice/ desert
Mary Ann F Mary619
Aug 8, 2012
Hi G! Glad to help you out. You've mentioned lumpia (egg rolls), empanadas (meat pies), and the dessert you're speaking of could either be BIKO or BIBINGKANG MALAGKIT (slight difference in preparation). Oh, and yes, it is brown sugar not brown rice. In fact I happen to have the ingredients on hand and if you'll give me a day or two I'll post the recipe it on here for you. =) Mary
Glor o pickyperson
Aug 8, 2012
Thank you ever so much, don't rush for me :@). I look forward to making everything :@)