Here’s a recipe that was passed down from my mom. It’s for Pancit Bihon. Pancit means noodles in Tagalog. Bihon is a type of noodle. My family always makes Pancit during birthdays. It’s a MUST because noodles stand for long life. My hubby loves it when I make this. He often eats his with his favorite chili sauce.
I usually leave out the pork and peas because I don’t really like them.
- yellow onion (I use white because I find the yellow one stinky)
- 3-5 cloves of garlic
- soy sauce ( I use Filipino brand one) ~ 4tbspn
- black pepper ~3 tbspn
- whole package of noodles (Bihon)
- 1/2 cup green beans
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1/2 cup peas (I don’t use peas because I don’t like peas)
- 10-15 pieces of shrimp (I usually cut them smaller and don’t use whole pieces)
- pork chop ( I don’t use pork in mine. Kind of lost interest in pork after my pregnancy)
- 1 chicken breast
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- olive oil
Put chicken breast in a pot of boiling water. Boil until cooked and then shred it. Set aside.
Add a bit of olive oil (~2 tbspn) into a pan. (You would add the pork here. Pork is used to give oil more flavor) Saute garlic and onions. Then add the shredded chicken and shrimp. Cook until shrimp is cooked (pink). Then add soy sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix.
Add carrots and green beans. (You would add the peas here if you decide to use them).
After the veggies are cooked add the noodles. This is the most crucial part because the noodles shouldn’t be too soggy when you put them in the pan. They should somewhat hold their shape still and not too limp.
Fold noodles over so you don’t break it until it’s mixed in with the other ingredients. If noodles are still hard and there is no more broth in the pan, add more broth into the pan. Continue to do this until noodles are done. Once noodles are done turn heat off.
Ready to serve! We usually squeeze some lemon over the noodles before eating.