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Pork Pancit

A dear Filipino friend gave me a pork pancit recipe so tempting, we never have leftovers. Try it with meats like chicken, sausage or Spam. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked vermicelli or angel hair pasta
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick), cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Break vermicelli in half; cook according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss pork with 2 tablespoons oil, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the pork mixture; stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan. Repeat with remaining pork mixture.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until tender. Add remaining vegetables; stir-fry 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in pepper and remaining salt. Return pork to pan. Add vermicelli; heat through, tossing to combine.

Pork Pancit Tips

What do you eat with pancit?

Pancit is a great standalone entree, but when you're looking for a side dish to go with a big plate of these noodles you can't go wrong with a fresh?Mango and Jicama Salad?or homemade?spring rolls.

Can you freeze pancit?

Yes! You can keep leftover pancit in the freezer in an airtight container for up to two months. Once you reheat, though, you should toss any uneaten portions–don't put it back in the freezer. Here are more tips on freezing food.

What are other traditional Filipino foods?

You can't mention Filipino foods without?chicken adobo, which is considered a national dish of the Philippines. Filipino cuisine is also known for lumpia (spring rolls), sinigang (a tart and hearty pork soup), and lechon (roasted suckling pig).

Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 326 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • todmar
    Nov 19, 2020

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  • Carol
    Nov 18, 2020

    Buy pancit noodles!! (in most Asian markets. It comes packaged in a square package. And, use soy sauce when adding vegetables. Those two items will make all the difference! I like the idea of using cole slaw mix but I do cut up my own cabbage. Such a difference in flavor when using pancit NOODLES!

  • Katy
    Nov 17, 2020

    Pancit is a dish made w rice noodles. Angel hair pasta or other makes this a pasta dish. Not trying to be a jerk, but really easy to find rice noodles anywhere.

  • Karen
    Nov 17, 2020

    yeah, what Shawn said.....RICE NOODLES are the way to go....I even get them up here in IN! My Filipino friend showed me this Pancit Bihon years ago, may she RIP....i need a good Pancit Canton recipe....anyone have one? Salamat!

  • shawn
    Dec 14, 2019

    ay nako! hindi yan tama oh no honey whatchu doin??? I know for a fact that rice noodles are available near you!

  • tennis-twin
    Jul 19, 2019

    This was very good - and super easy!! I also used bagged coleslaw.

  • bjpalmer
    Jun 11, 2018

    This was very tasty. My husband and almost 2 year old loved it- cabbage, onion, carrots, peas and all. I drizzled my own plate with some soy sauce but it was good either way. Very quick dinner.

  • DianeC23
    May 16, 2016

    Easy to make, and the pork was tasty. I also used coleslaw mix with carrots to make it even easier. I did wish the pasta had some sort of light sauce.

  • sjpoor
    May 4, 2016

    This dish is outstanding. It is easy to make and even great as leftovers. I made it easier by using packaged coleslaw mix and julienne sliced carrots. It is also great with chicken. I served it with spring rolls to complete the meal. Try it!'ll like it.