First of all, I just wanted to say thank you for all the positive feedback on my Instagram post about this dish, and now we are here. As I mentioned in my Instagram post, this is one delicious tradition we have for every birthday as Filipinos, which came from the Chinese culture.
Filipino calls this dish pancit, or some may call it "long noodle" for long life. Pancit is a stirfried noodle dish consisting of meat and veggies. You'll most likely see this dish served at most Filipino gatherings.
Traditionally Pancit can be cooked with different types of noodles, meat, and veggies, which I'll share down below some of the types of noodles and ingredients I've used in the past.
Types of noodles:
Canton (long yellow egg noodles)
Bihon (thin noodles very similar to vermicelli noodles)
Miki (fresh and partially cooked yellow noodles)
My favorite pancit is Miki + Bihon noodles mixed! My dad cooks this dish for me every year for my birthday.
Types of meat: (Pre pescatarian diet)
Fish balls or shrimp balls
Types of veggies:
Snap peas or green beans or Snow peas
I did not go the traditional route for this dish, but I used Lucky me brand pancit canton instant noodle packs. Maybe I'll make Miki + Bihon in the future (watch out for this).
Lucky me brand Pancit canton:
What you'll need:
3 packs of Pancit Canton (original flavor)
1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined, pat dry)
1 tbsp roasted garlic (or regular garlic minced)
10 Asparagus spears (cut each spear into 3)
1/2 cup Carrot shreds
1 tbsp Liquid amino (Bragg) or low sodium soy sauce
Lemon pepper seasoning (optional)
1-2 tbsp Sriracha (optional)
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
salt & pepper (if needed)
Lemon or Lime wedges (garnish)
How to cook it:
Cook instant noodles in boiling water for 3 minutes (drain and set aside)
THE SAUCE: Combine all noodle packets, sauce, and oil (what came with the noodle packs) in a bowl + add 1 tbsp liquid amino or low sodium soy sauce + Sriracha.
In a pan, saute roasted garlic with red pepper flakes (for a minute or so)
Add asparagus (mix well for 3 minutes)
Add shrimps (keep mixing well, for about 5 minutes or so)
Add sauce (mix well to incorporate the shrimp and veggies for a minute or so)
Then add the noodles and sprinkle some lemon pepper seasoning on top (mix everything well fast, avoid overcooking the noodles)
Plate it and serve with lemon or lime wedges