This is the star of every occasion here in the Philippines!
Pancit never been absent on birthdays, Christmas, thanksgiving and even wedding! Filipinos believed that pancit defines “Long Life” or “Longevity”. Though, they say that it is originated as Chinese cuisine still Filipinos embraced the dish and we recreate our own version of fried noodles.
Each Filipinos have different style in cooking pancit or pansit, many ingredients were added, removed, replaced and even mixed. Here in Philippines we have many varieties of pancit which are:
Buko Pancit (coconut strips are substituted for noodles), Pancit Alanganin, Pancit Alahoy, Pancit Batchoy, Pancit Bato is local to the Bicol Region, Pancit Bihon Guisado, Pancit Bihongundoy, Pancit Cabagan, Pancit Canton (Lo mein and chow mein), Pancit Canton Ilonggo, Pancit Chami (Lucena City, Quezon), Pancit Estacion (Tanza, Cavite), Pancit Habhab (Lucban, Quezon), Pancit Kilawin (a variety pancit originated from Rosario, Cavite. In lieu of pancit noodles, shredded unripe papaya fruit is used cooked with vinegar and fish. Usually partnered with Dinuguan dish), Pancit Kinalas (Naga City, Camarines Sur), Pancit Lanu (San Vicente Street in San Pedro, Laguna), Pancit Lomi, Pancit Lucban, Pancit Luglog, Pancit Malabon, Pancit Mami (round egg noodles), Pancit Miki (round egg noodles), Pancit Míki-Bíhon Guisado (round egg noodles + bihon), Pancit Olongapo (Pancit Miki with Sarsa sauce. Miki cooked in tradition added with sarsa a thickened chicken and pork broth, darkened a little with soy sauce of choice), Pancit Molo (wonton soup with wonton wrappers added to the broth, serving as its “noodles”), Pancit Moròng, Pancit Palabok, Pancit Pula (variation of Pancit Miki from Batangas City), Pancit Pusit, Pancit Sotanghon, Pansit Sabaw (Pansit Miki with soup), Pansit Tuguegarao or Batil Patong, Pansit Sinanta (also from Tuguegarao, consists of flat egg noodles, bihon, clams and chicken, with broth colored with annatto).
Yes, there are mind blowing numerous type of pancit in the country so trying all this is really one of the best experience here in Philippines!