May 21, 2011

Pancit Bihon! (Pansit Bijon)

Most certainly, ALL Filipinos know this one and had their taste buds enjoying this delicacy. It is an introduction by the Chinese during contemporary times, and has been adopted on every local cuisine throughout the islands. Pansit, is the Filipino term for noodles, though it got its name from the Hokkien (Chinese dialect) words "pian i sit" meaning conveniently cooked fast. Living to its name and its Chinese roots, Pansit can be cooked more or less a quarter of an hour. 

One of the most famous and most common variation of pansit has to be pansit bihon. Pansit bihon uses thin noodles and is stir-fried with chunks of meat and vegetables. It is commonly cooked in households and even sold in karinderyas (small canteens) and costing only Php 10.00 (18 US cents) per serving. 

Yesterday, they made pansit bihon because it was the afternoon snack for the conference my mother is catering. They gave me some and so it is time for me to take pictures and give it way to my blog. Pansit is very easy to make and cooks very fast. 

  1. 12 Ounce pack Bihon Noodles, soaked in water for 5-8 mins. to soften.
  2. 1 Cup shredded Chicken breast and/or chopped Pork loin.
  3. 2 cups of chicken broth
  4. 1/4 of a Cabbage, shredded.
  5. 1 medium sized Carrot, julienne cut.
  6. 4 cloves chopped Garlic.
  7. 1 red onion, chopped.
  8. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  9. Calamansi, it depends on you on how many.
  10. Cooking Oil, 2 tbsp.
  11. 3 Tbsp. chopped Scallions, for topping.
  • 1. Sauté the garlic and onions.
  • 2. Add the chicken broth, the meat and vegetables and continue stirring until cooked.
          3. Now drain the water from the noodles and mix it in to the wok/casserole with soy sauce.
  • 4. Season too with pepper, no need to add salt because you already did it with soy sauce.
  • 5. Serve and enjoy with squeezed calamansi to give it a slightly sour flavor. 

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Jyoti Mishra said...

looking delicious !!!

Mikko said...

@Jyoti, and it's delicious too! You should try it! :)

Jyoti Mishra said...

I'll very soon !!

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