3 Pinoy Pancit Recipes For Any Occasion!

It is a must to learn these 3 Pinoy pancit recipes because they are perfect for any occasion!

1. Pancit ala Pobre

Try this budget-friendly yet flavorful recipe of Pancit ala Pobre! It is so simple to cook with few ingredients compared to other pancit recipes. Usually, when a dish is named ‘Ala Pobre’, it means that the dish is cooked with a lot of garlic, but it may also suggest that the dish is easy to cook and uses cheap ingredients.

Pancit Ala Pobre


  • 200g bihon noodles
  • 1/3 cup margarine (Dari Creme)
  • 1/2 cup garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 pcs chicken broth cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • fish sauce, to taste


  1. Pour water into a pot or deep pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken broth cubes. Bring to a boil and let the broth cubes dissolve. Stir well.
  3. Add the bihon noodles. Cook until the noodles are tender. Remove bihon from heat, drain, and set aside.
  4. Melt the margarine in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until toasted. (Reserve some toasted garlic for toppings)
  5. Add the green onions. (Reserve some for toppings)
  6. Add the cooked bihon noodles, pepper, and fish sauce. Mix well.
  7. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  8. Top with toasted garlic and chopped green onions.
  9. Serve and enjoy your pancit ala pobre!

2. Pancit Bihon

Pancit bihon can be enjoyed as a simple meal at home or as a dish on a special occasion. It is essential to learn this recipe.Pancit Bihon Recipe


  • 375g (3 sheets) pancit bihon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pc onion (medium), sliced
  • 1 pc red bell pepper (medium), julienned
  • 1/4 cup Baguio beans, sliced
  • 1 pc carrot (medium), julienned
  • 1/2 pc cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tbsp celery leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 lb chicken, sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 pcs calamansi, for seasoning


  1. 1. In a preheated wok, heat about 2 tbsp cooking oil.
  2. Add garlic and onion. Sauté until garlic turns golden brown.
  3. Add the chicken. Cook until turn brown.
  4. Add carrot, red bell pepper, cabbage, Baguio beans, and celery. Mix and cook until vegetables are tender yet crisp.
  5. Remove the cooked vegetables and chicken from the wok. Set aside.
  6. In the same wok, add chicken stock, salt, pepper, soy sauce, and 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Stir well.
  7. Add the bihon noodles. Cook until noodles become soft and the liquid evaporates completely.
  8. Add back the cooked vegetables and chicken. Put more fresh celery for added flavor and aroma. Mix well.
  9. Serve with sliced fried pork and season with calamansi. Enjoy your pancit bihon!

3. Pancit Canton

Learn how to cook pancit canton! Loaded with meat and vegetables, you will definitely love it!

Pancit Canton Recipe


  • 400g pancit canton noodles
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pc medium-sized onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken gizzard, sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pc medium-sized carrot, julienned
  • 1 pc medium-sized red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup Baguio beans, sliced
  • 1/2 pc cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 5 tsp cooking oil
  • 6 pcs calamansi, for seasoning


  1. Heat about 3 tbsp cooking oil in a wok. Add garlic and onion. Sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken gizzard. Cook until it turns slightly brown.
  3. Add about 1 tbsp of soy sauce and 1 tbsp of oyster sauce. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  4. While stirring, add vegetables one by one. Start with the carrots, red bell pepper, Baguio beans, and lastly, the cabbage. Cook until the vegetables are tender yet crisp.
  5. Transfer the cooked chicken with vegetables to a bowl. Set aside.
  6. On the same wok, pour the chicken stock. Add the remaining soy sauce, oyster sauce, and oil. Add salt and pepper. Stir well.
  7. Add the pancit canton noodles. Cook until the noodles become soft and it absorbs the sauce completely.
  8. Add the cooked chicken with vegetables. Mix well then remove from heat.
  9. Serve with calamansi and fried pork toppings. Enjoy your pancit canton!

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