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pancit bihon

a recipe by
Katrina Roubedeaux
Fresno, CA

I am a mix of numerous nationalities, and with that comes great foods from all over the world! My father is Filipino and loved to make that and other Asian dishes when I was growing up. My grandfather made the best Pancit with what ingredients were available to him in US supermarkets. He tried on numerous occasions to teach people how to make it; however, it never really stuck because... well... I don't think he ever really made it the same way twice! So, after some years, my aunt showed me how to make it the closest way to his as possible. This recipe is a close family recipe to us! Enjoy!

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pancit bihon

  • 2-4
    pork chops, boneless
  • 1-2 dash
    salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 pkg
    bihon noodles (cooked according to package instructions)
  • 1 bunch
    chopped green onions
  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce (this is an estimate - start slow and adjust to taste)
  • 1 1/2 can
    beef broth reduced sodium (1 1/2 15 oz cans) (this is an estimate - start slow and adjust to taste)
  • 5
    hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 1 lb
    may also add cubed chicken and/or shrimp (optional)
  • 1-2 can
    cabbage, shredded (optional)

How To Make pancit bihon

  • 1
    Season chops with salt and pepper (garlic if you wish). Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the pork chops until they are done. Do not over cook. Remove the chops from the pan and chop them into tiny bite size cubes and set aside. In that same pan, add the soy sauce and broth. Allow the sauce to heat through and soak up the bits left in the pan from the meat. Return the meat to the broth. Taste to make sure the seasoning is right. You may add more soy sauce if needed. Add half of the green onions and noodles to the pan. Mix completely and heat through. It is supposed to be kind of soupy. Pour the pancit into a large dish and top with the remaining onions and hard boiled eggs.
  • 2
    If you choose to add cubes of chicken, you may saute cubes in the same pan just after cooking the chops.
  • 3
    If you choose to add shrimp and/or cabbage, add it in the end and just allow it to steam.
  • 4
    My family loves pancit with all three - pork, chicken, and shrimp at the same time.