This is the start of a ten week series of that is superspecial to me. It’s ten Filipino recipes from the orphanage where I worked for the last year of my life. This is the food that the kids ate at their birthday parties; it’s what I ate for dinner with them when I was a bantay (house babysitter); it’s what I will always think of when I think of Filipino food. I’ll share one mostly-picture-post each week with a recipe included, transcribed straight from the aunties who have been cooking for these kids for 10, 20, even 30 years. I want to take you back there with me.
And this first post is the story, in pictures, of Filipino Pancit.
Source Notes: Pancit Canton, Pancit Bihon, an Bam-i are all varieties of a stir-fried noodle dish that make for some very happy birthdays at CSC. Salamat kaayo, many thanks, to sweet Auntie Febe (pictured below) for teaching me how to make this. I made my own recipe for pancit a while back but this one is my treasured recipe. Pancit will forever be one of my favorite Filipino foods.
This Filipino Pancit recipe comes from the orphanage that I worked at for a year in Cebu. It’s my all-time favorite Filipino recipe!
2 lbs. uncooked noodles – this version used a combination of pancit and vermicelli
4 cups sliced mixed veggies: cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, and green onions
1 lb. lean pork, cut into very small pieces
½ cup oil
1 onion, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pork bouillon cube
6 cups water
- Soak the vermicelli in water for about 5 minutes or until soft.
- Brown the pork in the oil with the soy sauce, garlic, and onion.
- Add the water and bouillon cube to the pork and bring to a low simmer. Add the vegetables and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add the uncooked pancit noodles and soaked vermicelli. Simmer over low heat until the noodles soak up all the broth.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Keywords: filipino recipe, filipino pancit, pancit, filipino noodles
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For the full story on this addicting noodle comfort food, check out my other blog post on the Children’s Shelter of Cebu website! Do it, do it, do it.
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