Pancit Bihon

Pancit bihon is commonly known as a Filipino type of noodles. Noodles in every Filipino’s life is very significant. For instance, eating and serving noodles specially during your birthday is symbolic way of saying “may you have long life ahead of you”.

This type of noodles called rice stick noodles or bihon vermicelli is relatively easy to prepare with plenty of vegetables added. I usually cook this not only for special occasions in the family but I also cook this pancit bihon for breakfast, lunch, tea time, as well as dinner.

 Ingredients:

  • 1  pack of rice stick noodles ( pancit bihon)
  • 1/4 lb. pork belly, cut
  • 1/2 lb. devein shrimp but live the tail
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 small carrots, sliced into thin long
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, slice into shredded
  • 1 cup shrimp broth (boiled and mashed all the heads of the shrimp)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tsb of fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Procedure:
  1. Soak noodles in warm water until softened.  Drain and set aside.
  2. In a big wok, add pork belly and let the oil come out. Take the pork and live the oil.
  3. Add vegetable oil and saute garlic and onion until it fragrance and add  shrimp and stir- fry together around 2 minutes and take it out  the half cooked shrimp and set aside.
  4. Pour shrimp broth to the wok and let it boil in a medium heat. Add sliced carrots and bihon and let it simmer for about 2 minutes and add on the shredded cabbage, half-cooked shrimp, fish sauce and season it with salt and pepper. Let it simmer around 3 minutes.
  5. Turn it into high heat and keep stirring until it constantly cooked and dried. Serve  with rice, or bread and sprinkle it with lemon or calamansi.
Cooking Tips:
  • You can use chicken and also chicken broth if you are allergic to shrimp.
  • You can add on a stalks of celery, snow bean peas, bell pepper or a red chili to add a little bit of spicy,
  • Do  not overcooked shrimp and vegetables.
  • You can add chicken powder for seasoning.
  • You can add on pork liver or chicken liver.