Pancit Bihon-Canton Guisado (Mixed Noodles)

  • 250 grams dried canton (flour or egg noodles)
  • 250 grams bihon (rice sticks)
  • 1 large chicken breast, boiled and shredded
  • 1 cup chicken liver
  • 1 cup shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup squid balls, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup kikiam, sliced
  • ½ cup chorizo or Chinese sausage, diagonally sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup sitsaro (snow peas) or Baguio beans (short string beans), trimmed
  • 1 cup tengang daga (cloud ear mushroom), soaked in warm water and chopped
  • ½ cup celery stalk, chopped
  • a handful of celery leaves
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps. oyster sauce
  • 3-4 cups chicken or shrimp stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • calamansi lime for garnish
  • 2 tbsps. cooking oil

  1. In a large wok, heat the cooking oil over medium heat. Sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant.
  2. Stir fry the chicken liver, chorizo, squid balls, kikiam and tengang daga. Add soy sauce and oyster sauce. Mix very well.
  3. Add shrimp and parsley stalk, cook for two minutes. Add the shredded chicken and stock. Let it simmer for three minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the carrots, bell pepper, and snow peas. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Using a large colander, strain all the ingredients and set aside. Leave the liquid in the wok.
  6. Add the canton and bihon noodles. Cover the wok just until the noodles begin to wilt. Constantly mix to incorporate and to avoid scorching the noodles. Allow the noodles to absorb the liquid and then toss in the cabbage.
  7. Return all the ingredients in the wok and mix until well blended.
  8. Remove from heat and transfer on a large platter. Garnish with calamansi and celery leaves. Serve with steamed puto. Enjoy!

**Number of Servings: 4 to 6

  1. I used chicken in this particular recipe but you are free to use any type of meat as you wish. You can play with any available ingredients you can find in Asian stores nearest to you. You can choose from a variety of packed Asian finger foods like squid balls, fish balls, kikiam and crab sticks among others.
  2. If you do not wish to mix up bihon and canton in one dish, you are free to choose from either of the two. Just do not forget to double the quantity if you are using just one type of noodle.
  3. If avoiding meat, you may omit it and just boost your mushrooms. If cloud ear mushroom is not available, you may substitute it with shiitake and button mushrooms.
  4. You can add more vegetables as you wish like cauliflower, lettuce, beans, parsley, chayote or green papaya. The possibilities are endless.