Pancit – Filipino Noodle Dish

pancitPancit means noodles in the Filipino language. It was introduced into Filipino cuisines by the Chinese. Pancit are standard fare in most restaurants in the Philippines and are served in a variety of ways. I like this as a side course with only vegetables but if you want to make it more of a meal, you can add chicken, shrimp or pork.***We have plenty of recipes in the this site – just type what you’re looking for such as ‘salad’ or ‘steak’ and anything related will pop up.  Enjoy!

-1 package of rice noodles. *Maifun Rice Sticks made by Dynasty can be found in the Asian section of most main stream grocery stores.
-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for cooking
-1/2 small onion, chopped
-1/4 cup carrot sliced thinly. * I like to buy the carrots already shredded
-2 garlic cloves sliced thinly
-1 cup of chicken broth
-1/4 cup soy sauce
-2-4 green onion sliced for garnish
-1 lemon for garnish


  1. Place noodles in bowl and cover with warm water and set aside.The direction call for 10 minutes but for the way we’re preparing this, the noodles will stay in the water only for the time of the next steps.
  2. Heat oil in cooking pan on medium heat
  3. Sautee onions until soft, add carrots and garlic.* garlic is added last since it cooks so quickly.
  4. When garlic begins to brown, add chicken broth and soy sauce. Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  5. Add noodles to medium/low heat and toss noodles in mixture. *As you toss the noodles the mixture will absorb into the noodles. When all of mixture is absorbed, remove from heat. * If noodles seem too dry, just add more broth as needed.
  6. Garnish with green onion, lemon and serve!


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