For dinner tonight, I cooked a staple of Filipino cuisine: pancit (pronounced: pahn-set). Of course, like pasta, there are many variations of this traditional dish. You can use almost any combination of meat and vegetables when it’s your turn to cook! The ingredients I used in this version are merely what I happened to have in my house at the time, and create the variation called pancit canton. Oh, and did I mention that it’s extremely easy to cook? : )
YOU WILL NEED:
-garlic, carrots, celery, and cabbage
-chicken (pork, beef, or shrimp may also be used)
-noodles and noodle sauce mix (available at any Asian market)
1) Cut up all your vegetables and meat. Sauté your garlic, chicken, carrots, and celery with a little bit of oil in a large pot.
2) Add about 4 cups of water and the contents of the noodle sauce packet. Mix thoroughly. Then add your cabbage and stir until soft.
3) Finally, add your noodles and stir thoroughly. It’s okay if they break – once they are soft, turn off the heat and let sit for a minute until the sauce is absorbed by the noodles. Serve while hot and enjoy! ^o^