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Pancit Bihon (Rice sticks noodles)

pancit bihon

Pancit bihon is a traditional Filipino food made with rice sticks, stir-fried vegetables, with choice meat. You can use the meat of your choice depending on your preferences. Pork, chicken and beef are commonly used for this dish. However, if you are a health conscious, shredded chicken is perfect for you. This dish is usually served on festive occasions such as birthdays, Christmas Eve and New Years. It can also be main dish, some locals eat it with rice and become lunch or dinner. For me, this is great meryenda (snack). Some locals believe this is a competitor of spaghetti. Nothing can beat to the heat of pancit, anytime, anywhere, this Filipino noodle dish is my all time favorite.

[ingredients title="Ingredients"]

  • 350 g rice stick noodles
  • 1/2 kilo pork or chicken diced
  • 1/2 small head cabbage cut in strips
  • 1 small carrot julienne
  • 5 stalks celery diced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 300 g tofu fried and cubed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce to taste
  • 1 cup  water
  • 2 tbsp ginisa mix
  • 1 chicken or pork bouillon
  • pepper to taste
  • calamansi or lemon
  • cooking oil

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Watch our cooking video:

[directions title="Directions"]

  1. Soak rice stick noodles in warm water for at least 2 hours. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat cooking oil in pan. Saute onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add pork or chicken and saute until meat turns light brown.
  3. Season with ginisa mix, soy sauce, and add pork or chicken bouillon. Pour in water. Stir until bouillon dissolved.
  4. Place the fried tofu, carrots, cabbage, and celery. Stir and simmer until vegetables are half cooked.
  5. When vegetables are half cooked, put in rice stick noodles making sure to cover rice sticks with soy sauce and vegetables. Mix thoroughly until rice sticks cook well. Soy sauce and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat.
  6. Serve on a platter. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and calamansi or lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Gerald Sales+

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