Pancit Canton is a well-known Filipino food strongly influenced by Chinese cooking. It’s a noodle dish made from rice flour or wheat flavoured with meat, vegetables, soy sauce, and some spices. Just like the Chinese, Filipinos believe that eating pancit during birthdays makes the person live longer, therefore there’s always pancit during this special occasion. However, through time this delectable dish has become a regular menu on Filipino tables, making it one of the most cooked and popular dishes in Philippine cuisine. The ingredients include pancit canton noodles, pork, chicken breasts, shrimps, carrots, cabbage, green beans, onions, garlic, soy sauce, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
To cook: first heat a wok or frying pan, put a bit of oil, fry the pork first (cut them into cubes), then the chicken (also in cubes) and then the shrimps. Put them aside in a dish. The vegetables can be sliced or julienne. In the same wok or pan, add some oil and start frying garlic, onions, carrots and green beans. Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper. Put aside. In another pan, boil some chicken stock, add the pancit canton noodles and the shredded cabbage. As it’s cooking, add the rest of the ingredients (meat and vegetables). Add some lemon juice and a dash of sesame oil at the end. Serve while hot. Enjoy your pancit canton!