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Stir-Fried Asian Noodles Recipe - Pancit

Updated on November 26, 2012
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What is Pancit

Our interest in eating pancit rooted from the Chinese. Many people especially historians believe that we are influenced by them when they visited our country long time ago. In fact, pancit Canton itself is derived from a city name there in China. Pancit came from a Chinese word pian i sit, which means “something conveniently cooked fast”.

So, what is Pancit? Today, pancit is a tasty Filipino noodle dish served especially during feasts and gatherings or even during ordinary meals. One of its famous varieties is pancit bihon. And it believed that a person should eat it during his/ her birthday to prolong his lifespan. Calamansi is famously sprinkled to it to add ticklish flavor.

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  • ½ pound pork, sliced
  • ½ pound rice-stick noodles/ pancit bihon
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 piece onion, sliced
  • 1 piece carrot, cut into sticks, 2 inches long
  • 1 piece bell pepper, cut into 2 inches long
  • 2 pieces garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cabbage leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • calamansi
  • fish sauce
  • pepper
  • salt
  • soy sauce


  1. Place the rice-stick noodles/ pancit bihon into a bowl filled with water.
  2. When the noodles is soft enough, strain and set aside.
  3. Pour some cooking oil into a frying pan. Set the fire into medium heat.
  4. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic and onion.
  5. Fry the pork until it turns brown all over and no pink sides.
  6. Season fish sauce, soy sauce, pepper, and salt according to your taste.
  7. Add the vegetables such as the carrots and bell pepper. Stir continuously.
  8. Add water and adjust the taste. Let it boil for a few minutes.
  9. Pour the noodles that you set aside earlier and simmer.
  10. Stir continuously again to mix together the ingredients.
  11. Put the cabbage leaves into the pan. But be sure not to overcook it.
  12. Mix all the ingredients and turn off the heat.
  13. It’s ready to serve!


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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! kabayan, it's nice to meet hubbers who are Filipinos like me. I noticed you visited one of my hubs so I thought I will come and say Hello! Thank you for stopping by my hubs. Thank you for sharing your tasty pancit recipe.