For what I know, the filipino term "Pancit" is simply called noodles. I think it's the top most pinoy's food of choice for rice substitute. I would say, it's a part of our daily lives. If you are a tourist, you don't need to worry if you feel starve because it's locally available. It's really a budget money saver. Besides being very affordable, you'll get instantly busog (satiated). It has many variants to choose from. One type of pancit is the one that I had learned from my mother in my younger days.... "Canton ala Mama Loves".
Ingredients for 8 -10 servings:
1 kilo Pancit Canton
1/2 kilo pork
2 medium cabbage
soy sauce (30 ml)
3 cups water
pork broth cube
- Saute garlic, onion and vegetables, cook half done.
- Pour small amount of soy, about 1 tablespoon.
- Season to taste.
- Set Aside
- In the same wok, fry garlic and onion.
- Put 30 ml soy sauce or add more according to taste.
- Add water.
- Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Put the noodles.
- Cook for another 3 minutes or until done.
- Gently toss in vegetables.
- Remove from pan.