Pancit Bihon or Pansit Bihon Guisado is a type of noodle dish which makes use of thin rice noodles known as bihon. The Chinese introduced pancit to the Filipinos – from then on, it has been a favorite noodle dish among the locals. It is said that noodles symbolizes long life; for this reason, pancit bihon and other types of pancit are served during birthday parties and special gatherings.
The name Pancit bihon guisado pertains to how pancit bihon is cooked. Guisado or Gisado means to sauté; this describes the dish wherein the thin rice noodles are sautéed with pork or chicken, shrimp, vegetables (such as carrots, snow peas or snap peas, and cabbage), soy sauce, and other special ingredients.
Pancit bihon is best eaten with lemon or calamansi. Simply squeeze lemon or calamansi over the noodles and then toss. Some people have a small bowl with soy sauce and lemon mixture or fish sauce (patis) and lemon mixture.
This method of cooking pancit involves the rice sticks or thin rice noodles to be soaked in water until it turns soft. Basically, the rice sticks absorbs the water in this process and eventually turns it into rice noodles.
Guisado is a word synonymous to ginisa. This means to saute. Then dish can also be called rice noodle with pork and vegateble saute.
Here are the ingredients needed to make Filipino pancit guisado:
pancit bihon (rice sticks or noodles), pork, pea pods or snow pea, chicken, cup carrot, cabbage, celery leaves, onion, chicken cube, cups water, garlic, soy sauce
The procedure are as follows:
(01:45) heat oil and then cook the onion and garlic
(02:33) cook the chicken and pork
(03:12) pour the water in and then add the chicken bouillon. simmer.
(03:42) cook the vegetable (cabbage, carrots, pea pod, and celery).
(06:02) add the rice noodle.
add the meat and vegetables back in.
(06:54) enjoy this delicious Filipino food.
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