Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pancit Bam-I


This is a Cebuano pancit. Pancit is a must have in a birthday celebration. Mama says..it signifies longevity (long noodles) that's why cutting the noodles is a no! no!

Prep and Cooking time: 40 minutes
SERVINGS:6 Servings

1 (1o ounce) package Sotanghon noodles
(sometimes called cellophane noodles, bean thread noodles, vermecelli)
1 package of fresh egg noodles (available at any Asian stores)
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 chicken breast skinless boneless (can substitute w/ pork, shrimp or mixture of all)
sliced thinly
1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 cup carrot, julienned (matchstick shape)

1/4 lb. of snow peas cut on a bias
1 bell pepper, julienned (optional)
1/3 cup of soaked black fungus thinly sliced(Chinese mushrooms)

2 pcs. of green onions/scallions cut in a bias for garnish
1/4 cup soy sauce
Black Pepper to taste
1 cup chicken stock or broth (if not available, mix 1 cube chicken boullion w/ 1 cup water)
2 lemons - cut into wedges, for garnish

Place the rice noodles in a large bowl, and cover with warm water. When soft, drain, and set aside.
Rinse the fresh egg noodles .
In a big bowl gently mix together both noodles. Set aside
Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat.
Stir in chicken, let it cook until it turns white, remove and set aside.
Add a little of oil if needed. Saute onion and garlic until soft.
Put back the chicken, add the soy sauce, black fungus constantly stirring and mixing them making sure your wok is still hot.
Add cabbage, carrots and snow peas, stir and add a little bit of the stock just enough to cover the meat and veggies.
Cook until cabbage, carrots and snow peas are cooked but still crispy.
Remove 1/2 of the meat and veggie mixture and set aside.
Toss in noodles, and cook until heated through, stirring constantly.
Adjust seasoning at this point.
Transfer pancit to a serving dish.
Top w/ the remaining meat and veggie mixture and garnish with scallions and sliced lemons.
Squezze lemon juice on top of your noodles and enjoy!!!!




  1. I know it tastes as good as the picture looks.

  2. i love cooking this recipe. it's my favorite cebuano dish. =)

  3. Awesome! Thanks much.