Pancit Bihon

This is Pancit Bihon. Pancit Bihon is a classic dish in the Philippines normally eaten with a slice of bread. This is also eaten as a mid-day snack and is very filling.Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 1 pound of pancit bihon (rice noodles)
  • 1/2 pound of pork, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small cabbage, julienne cut (thin strips)
  • 1 carrot, julienne cut
  • 1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled then minced
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3-4 cups of water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Soak the pancit bihon noodles in tap water for 10 minutes to soften them.
  2. Using a clean kitchen scissors, cut the bihon into shorter lengths.
  3. Once the bihon has softened, strain them to remove the water then set them aside.
  4. In a large pot or wok, heat the cooking oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Saute the garlic followed by onions.
  6. Then add the pork and stir while cooking for about 5 minutes.
  7. Now add the soy sauce and water to the pot.
  8. Let this simmer for about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the carrots and cabbage to the pot.
  10. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  11. Mix in the pancit bihon noodles then add more soy sauce and water if needed.
  12. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed by noodles.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve it warm with fish sauce and calamansi or lemon on the side.
  15. Enjoy!

Best eaten with a few slices of bread or rolls. You can also add any ginisa mix to add flavor to the broth while simmering but make sure to use the one that does not contain msg.


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