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How to Cook Pancit Pusit

Pancit pusit is a Caviteño noodle dish very similar to the well known pancit bihon or sotanghon that contains squid instead of pork or chicken meat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Noodles Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: pancit pusit, squid pancit
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo squid
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped
  • 3 pcs siling labuyo or bird's eye chilies optional
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. patis fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper ground
  • 500 grams vermicelli sotanghon noodles briefly soaked in water
  • 1 bunch kinchay coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup water


How to cook Pansit Pusit:

  • Gently clean the squid, carefully removing the ink sac without puncturing.
  • Reserve the ink. Slice into rings, and the tentacles into bite-size pieces.
  • Saute garlic, onion, siling labuyo and bay leaves. Add the squid and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the vinegar, patis, pepper, water and reserved squid ink.
  • Add the sotanghon. Cook at low heat and mix gently until the sotanghon is done.
  • Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Transfer to a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle with kinchay and siling labuyo if desired. Serve immediately.
  • You can also garnish it with sliced kamias fruit.