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How to cook Pancit Canton

Pancit Canton Recipe is a mixture of egg noodle dish with chicken, vegetables, shrimp and Chinese sausage.   In every Filipino occasion, particularly on Birthdays, Pancit is always on the menu since it is known to represent for good health and long life. Though it is only a belief, this noodle dish has been a traditional food during these special occasions. In this recipe, we are going to make the Pancit Canton; this is one of the most popular variations in cooking Pancit.

Preparing Pancit Canton Recipe is simple and is considered to be a complete meal since it is composed of stir-fried egg noodles, vegetables, chicken and shrimp. You may also add squid balls if you prefer. This noodle dish has become a favorite by most Filipinos; in fact, there is a popular instant Pancit Canton brand here in the Philippines, which you may cook at any time of the day. Though, it is much better to eat the home cooked version of pancit canton than the instant version since it comprise of preservatives which is not good for our body.

Now here is how to cook this hearty home cooked Pancit Canton Recipe.

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Pancit Canton Ingredients:

  • 250 grams Pancit canton (flour noodles)
  • 2 pcs Chinese style sausage, sliced
  • 300 grams pork, thinly sliced
  • 15 to 18 pcs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cups cabbage, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or shrimp stock
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parsley or scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 pcs kalamansi

Watch How to cook Pancit Canton:

Pancit Canton Cooking Instructions:

  • Wash, slice and measure all the ingredients needed then set aside.
  • In a large bowl place 2 cups of ice and 3 cups water, use this to thaw the blanched veggies, set aside.
  • In a large wok, boil 5 cups of water then blanch the snap peas, carrots, and cabbage for a minute.
  • Drain the water and transfer the blanched veggies into the iced bowl of water.
  • Let it cool for a couple of minutes and drain immediately then set aside.
  • In the same wok heat the oil and saute garlic and onions.
  • Add the Chinese sausage and saute.
  • Then add shrimp then cook for 2 minutes or when the shrimp turns to pink remove from the wok and set aside.
  • After removing the shrimp, add pork and fry it.
  • Add the oyster sauce and soy sauce  then stir.
  • Pour the shrimp or chicken stock or broth, next add water
  • Add salt and pepper then cover it and bring to a boil, about 6 minutes.
  • Add pancit canton noodles and toss it until the noodles absorb the broth.
  • Add the blanched vegetables, sesame oil and shrimp then toss for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving dish then topped it with scallions, you can add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Pancit Canton while it’s hot.

pancit canton recipePancit Canton Recipe is a favorite noodle dish by most Filipinos; in fact, there is a popular instant Pancit Canton brand which you may cook at any time of the day.

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Created : (18 December, 2007 @ 22:17:41)

Updated : (11 October, 2014 @ 17:33:21)

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18 Responses

  1. dawn rader

    March 2nd, 2015 at 9:49 am


    this looks delicious! thanks for sharing! going to attempt this one!

  2. Lisa Brown

    March 16th, 2015 at 6:18 am


    i like that it has sausage and shrimp, i would not have thought to put those two together.

  3. crystal gibson

    March 16th, 2015 at 10:45 am


    This recipe looks delicious. I will have to try this sometime this week.

  4. Sara Theissen

    April 10th, 2015 at 8:06 am


    This sounds awesome! I will have to try it

  5. debbie

    April 10th, 2015 at 2:43 pm


    This sounds and looks delicious and I am always looking for new interesting healthy dishes to cook for my family and use chicken as much as possible as the family loves it and you can make the budget stretch with lots of noodles and rice. I will try this recipe so thank you for sharing and making it look so easy with simple straight forward recipe.

  6. Wendy hutton

    April 21st, 2015 at 10:36 am


    this looks amazing and very healthy

  7. Wanda McHenry

    April 25th, 2015 at 8:56 pm


    That looks delicious. It kind of makes me think that this is like a Filipino version of Jambalaya.

  8. Ranlee Lustre

    February 16th, 2016 at 10:58 pm


    thanks for sharing this! Its quite simple yet amazing coz ive only learned d simple pancit canton in a simplest way of cooking it Ill try it at home! God bless!

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