Pancit Canton

Pancit canton or pansit canton is one of the Chinese cuisine that Filipinos adopted. Like the pancit bihon which also have it’s origin from the Chinese traders long ago, this pancit or stir fried noodles are almost the same on how they are cooked with the addition of meat and vegetables but the only difference is the noodles used. Pancit canton noodles are flour based and yellowish in color. They are also dried and fried and packaged in a clear cellophane wrapping unlike the bihon noodles or rice sticks that use rice as the main ingredient and the color is usually opaque white.


1/2 kilo pancit canton noodles
20 shrimps, shelled and deveined with tails on
1 chicken breast, debased
3 tbsps. cornstarch
1 tbsp. patis
3 tbsps. cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. soy sauce
25 pcs. sitsaro
1 carrot, cut into strips
1 c. cabbage, shredded
2 red and green sweet pepper, cut in strips
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 pcs. dried mushroom, soaked in water
1 egg
pinch of pepper

How to cook pancit canton:

  • Blend egg and 2 tbsp of cornstarch. Coat shrimps with it and set aside.
  • Slice chicken breast thinly and sprinkle with 1 tbsp. cornstarch and patis.
  • Mix to coat chicken slices evenly and set aside.
  • Drain mushrooms. Remove tough stems and slice thinly.
  • Sauté garlic, onions in hot oil and add chicken and cook stirring until chicken is firm.
  • Add soy sauce, pepper, salt, and broth and bring to a boil. Add sitsaro and mushroom.
  • After 2-3 minutes, add carrots, celery and cabbage. Add seasonings.
  • Drop coated shrimp in boiling mixture. Lower heat to moderate.
  • Add canton noodles and cook until noodle is done, and most of the broth absorbed.
  • Serve hot. Good for 8 persons.

Pancit Canton