This is Bihon Guisado. Pancit Bihon Guisado or Bihon Guisado is a Filipino dish made with sauteed rice noodles, thinly sliced pork, chicken, shrimp, and assorted vegetables. All the ingredients are sauteed in garlic, onions, celery and soy and/or fish sauces together with a little broth. This makes for a hearty noodle entree that’s good for a whole meal alone if cooked in large quantities. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.
- 8 ounce package of thin rice noodles
- 1/2 pound of skinless, boneless chicken legs, shredded
- 1/4 pound of pork tenderloin, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 pound of pork liver, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 medium-sized head of cabbage, shredded
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1 handful of green beans, trimmed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 1 celery stick, thinly sliced diagonally
- 2 onions, chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 2 pieces of green onions, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- fish sauce or salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- Place the rice noodles in a large bowl then cover with lukewarm water.
- When the noodles have softened, cut them into 6 inch lengths.
- Drain the water from the noodles then set that aside.
- In a small pot boil the chicken until tender in slightly salted water.
- Remove the chicken when it is cooked through and reserve the stock.
- Let the chicken cool then shred the meat.
- In a large pan or wok heat a little cooking oil over medium-high heat.
- Saute the onions and garlic.
- Add the chicken, pork and liver then stir breifly.
- Next add the cabbage, carrots, celery, green beans and some of the reserved chicken stock.
- Season with the soy sauce and some black pepper.
- Recuce the heat to medium and simmer for a few minutes until carrots are cooked through.
- Place the noodles on top of the mixture and blend together until noodles absorb the broth.
- Add a little more of the chicken stock if necessary.
- Cover and allow to cook for about two minutes then remove it from the heat.
- Place on a serving platter and garnish with the green onions, calamansi or lemon wedges.
Bihon is often eaten with pandesal or steamed rice. It can also be prepared in a variety of ways. Such as with seafood, beef, bean sprouts or scrambled eggs and other vegetables.