Pancit Bihon Guisado is another popular cuisine in our family, especially in our culture.It is commonly serve during special occasions or gatherings. There are many variations of Pancit, but my favorite of all Pancit is the Pancit Bihon Guisado. Not only it is very easy and simple to prepare but also the ingredients are healthy and affordable. So, what is exactly Pancit Bihon Guisado?
- Pancit Bihon or Pansit Bihon Guisado is a type of noodle dish which makes use of thin rice noodles known as bihon. The Chinese introduced pancit to the Filipinos – from then on, it has been a favorite noodle dish among the locals. It is said that noodles symbolizes long life; for this reason, pancit bihon and other types of pancit are served during birthday parties and special gatherings.
The name Pancit bihon guisado pertains to how pancit bihon is cooked. Guisado or Gisado means to sauté; this describes the dish wherein the thin rice noodles are sautéed with pork or chicken, shrimp, vegetables (such as carrots, snow peas or snap peas, and cabbage), soy sauce, and other special ingredients.
- 1 (8 ounce) package rice noodles, bihon
- 1 lb chicken breast and pork, cut into cubed or thin slices
- 1⁄2 cup teriyaki sauce
- 5 garlic gloves, minced
- 2 cups cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, sliced
- 1 cup onion, sliced
- 1 pc chicken cube or broth (knorr)
- 3 to 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 5 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup green onion(optional)
lime or lemon slice (optional)
- In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium high heat, Saute the garlic and onion
- Add the pork and chicken then let cook for 2 minutes
- Add the chicken cube and water then simmer for 15 minutes
- Put in the carrots, and cabbage, and simmer for a few minutes
- Remove all the ingredients in the pot except for the liquid and set them aside
- In the pot with the liquid in, add the soy sauce,terriyaki sauce and mix well
- Add the pancit bihon (makes sure to first soak it in water for about 10 minutes) and mix well. Cook until liquid evaporates completely
- Put-in the vegetables and meat that were previously cooked and simmer for a minute or two
- Serve with the green onions and lime or lemon juice from the lime or lemon slices.Share and enjoy!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Filipino cuisine, pancit or pansit are noodles. Noodles were introduced into the Philippines by the Chinese and have since been adopted into local cuisine. The term pancit is derived from the Hokkienpian i sit (Chinese: 便ê食; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: piān-ê-si̍t or Chinese: 便食; pinyin: biàn shí) which literally means “convenient food.” Different kinds of noodles can be found in Filipino supermarkets which can then be cooked at home. Noodle dishes are also standard fare in local restaurants. Food establishments specializing in noodles are often referred to as panciterias.
Nancy Reyes Lumen of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism writes that according to food lore handed down from the Chinese, noodles should be eaten on one’s birthday. They are commonly served at birthday celebrations and Chinese restaurants in the Philippines often have “birthday noodles” listed on their menus. However, she warns that since “noodles represent long life and good health; they must not be cut short so as not to corrupt the symbolism.”