Pancit Canton is a Filipino Noodle dish with chinese heritage. Pancit has Hokkien origines, pian i sit which literally means “convenient food. For me and most other Filipinos pancit means noodles
In the Philippines this dish is usually served at birthday and other celebrations, the noodles represent long life and good health, but the noodles used must not be cut short so not to corrupt the symbolism.
A typical Pancit Canton makes use of sliced pork, sausage, shrimp and different kinds of vegetables.
I have used chicken, ham and shrimps for my recipe.
1 pack (1 lb) pancit canton (flour noodles)
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3/4 lb chicken breast thinly sliced
1/2 lb raw shrimps, cut in half length wise
1/4 lb cooked ham, diced
3-2 carrots sliced thin diagonally
3 stalks celery cut thin diagonally.
2 cups chicken broth
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
pepper to taste
Prepare all your ingredients before cooking
Boil water for the noodles
Saute onion, garlic and chicken i a pan with oil, when the chicken is almost cooked trough, then add carrots, baby corn, fry until the chicken is done.
Add celery, shrimps and ham, lastly add oyster sauce, soy sauce and half the broth.
Remove from heat and start cooking your pancit noodles according to the package.
When the noodles are done, drain.
Place your pan back on high heat and add the noodles and stir.
If it is a little to dry add some more broth and stir.
Enjoy and Happy longevity 🙂