As I was perusing the isles of the Asian Supermarket looking for a few sauces and something interesting to cook, I happened upon the pancit noodles. Those brought back fond memories of a delightful meal that a very good friend of mine prepared back in 2006. She had invited me and a few other of the girls over for a meal and just a plain’ol good time that we have when we all get together. Among other tasty delights, the main course was pancit. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and I vowed that day that I would have to make it soon for my family. Well… I forgot  lol, but coming across those pancit noodles  re-lit the flame to put pancit on the table. Pancit is traditionally a Filipino meal consisting of noodles (pancit) served with a meat and/or seafood, with vegetables, along with soy sauce, and a few other ingredients. I greatly enjoyed that meal so long ago and wanted to make it for my family. They found it very tasty…it went quite fast. No leftovers this time. My job is done

You will greatly enjoy this dish…perhaps without the baby octopi–that was just my little additional twist


Some of the ingredients. About two cups of chopped cabbage, two cups of sliced carrots, chicken tenders marinated overnight in teriyaki sauce and minced garlic, pancit noodles. I also used one medium onion, 4 cloves of chopped garlic, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, one small zucchini (chopped),

Place the pancit noodles in a bowl of warm water until their introduction to the party

Drained the chicken tenders and gave them a saute in a few Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Nicely browned. Lets remove it from the pan, into a bowl until later

Added a few more Tbsp of the olive oil to the pan and sautéed the onions until just about translucent

Added the shaved carrots, sautéed a tad more

Added that wonderful garlic, cooked till fragrant

Add the chopped zucchini

And in goes the cabbage, cook until the cabbage begins to wilt

Back into the pan with the cooked chicken that has been so patiently waiting off to the side

Oh that’s smelling wonderful. Seasoned with fresh cracked black pepper. No salt needed as the teriyaki  and soy sauce will add plenty of that

Stirring in the olive oil

The pancit noodles were placed in a colander and drained of their nice warm bath…adding in the soy sauce

Stir to mix everything together and simmer until the noodles are tender

I found some lovely whole prawns…couldn’t beat $5.99/pound. Gave these a good rinse, drained well, and …

…into a pan they went. Seasoned with Old Bay

Lets give them a little turn shall we? Almost there. Oh the aroma!!

We’ll sit these to the side for a moment

Baby octopus. Now my plan wasn’t to add these to the mix. I had something entirely different in mind for these…warm octopus salad comes to mind…however, I said–why not?!?

Thus, as with the shrimp, I gave them a nice rinse, patted them dry and seared in oil–about 3 to 4 minutes, then flipped and finished

Flip n sear a tad more

Added the seafood to the pancit, and we’re done

25Before eating we cut the tentacles from the baby octopi and just left the tentacles. Drizzle on a little more soy sauce or teriyaki sauce to your liking if you feel the need

The garnishment of chopped scallions added such a wonderful flavor accent, and is a MUST!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jhuls
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 01:26:58

    Lovely pancit!! I am glad you also tried cooking Filipino food. 🙂 Thanks for following my blog, by the way. I’m following back. 😉


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