Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon is a classic rice noodle dish that showcases Chinese influence on Philippine cuisine and popular at many a Filipino fiesta. This easy version of the rice noodle dish is quick enough for weeknight dinner!
Pancit Bihon - Filipino Rice Noodles in a bowl.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 286kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb ground chicken or thinly sliced chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp fish sauce (patis)
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 8 oz 227 grams bihon noodles (Philippine rice noodles)
  • 1 Chinese/Napa cabbage sliced
  • 1 carrot julienne
  • 2 stalks of celery sliced on bias
  • Chinese sausage sliced thinly on the bias (optional)
  • shrimp optional
  • cilantro for garnish optional


  • In a large wok, heat oil over medium-low heat. Sauté the onion and garlic. When the onion is transparent, increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground pork and chicken. Season with soy sauce, pepper and fish sauce. Let cook for about 20 minutes on medium-low heat (cooking this for a long time is what takes out the “malansa" or slimy chicken flavor). Stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, bring the chicken stock to a boil in a large pot. Add noodles upon boiling, cook for about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside both stock and noodles.
  • When the pork and chicken are ready, add vegetables. If using Chinese sausage, add that as well. Add a little extra oil or broth to avoid sticking. When the vegetables are crisp yet tender, add all the noodles and the stock one cup at a time, taking care to not let the noodles get too soggy. Stir well until well incorporated. Add shrimp, allow to cook, about five minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with a squeeze of lemon.


Serving: 1servings | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1630IU | Vitamin C: 32.4mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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