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Quick and Easy Vegetable Filipino Pancit

Quick and Easy Vegetable Filipino Pancit

The story

Today, the 22nd of August 2020 at 2:30 pm ~ marks the day I go full force with #JozMahal. Thank you Kurt and Rick for helping me get my tush in gear. I have always wanted to do something with foods….graduate degree {done}, retail {done that}, catering {done that too}, teaching {all the time}, blogging {done & doing it}. So here I am today our best friend and best man for our wedding, Rick, declared that TODAY is when JOZ mahal comes to its true being. #JozMahal 🥰

Warning: Shameless plug on Rick ~> We have known Rick, for a very long time. As I said, he was our best man for our wedding. Why? Because he truly is one of our bestest friend in the whole wide world. Kurt, my husband have known him ever since they were in first grade. WOW right? And lucky for me, Rick Miller has become a very talented and awesome photographer; and he loves my cooking! Awesome combo! And OMG he has photography equipment galore. Lucky ME! Oh yeah, I’ve said that. But it deserves to be emphasized. LUCKY ME!

Today we had a photoshoot and guess who had a minor anxiety attack. 🙋🏻‍♀️ Well, OK I’m exaggerating, a bit. I already knew what I wanted to make…no need to fret….so I got this! We got this! But it’s still nerve wrecking. Despite that it is still something I love to do! Food blogging is a lot of work ~ but oh so rewarding.

Check out our set-up for the day.

 

 

What’s on the menu? Filipino Pancit that is made with vegetables and so easy to make!

Why? Because it’s colorful {great photo opp because of the vegetables}, healthy {because of the vegetables} and delicious {because of the vegetables}. I decided to do a vegetable dish because many of you have asked me to make a vegetarian version of the traditional Filipino Pancit Noodles, which is typically made with chicken, pork or shrimp.

 

Filipino Vegetable Pancit in a black bowl
Filipino Vegetable Pancit Noodles

What is Pancit?

Just a bit of a background on this dish… just as popular as rice dishes are in the Philippines, I want to say noodles come in second. The Chinese are largely responsible for all the noodles in the world. Right? I read up about noodles, whether it’s the Chinese or Italians who invented it and I gave up….he says, she says, it’s like the chicken and the egg of which came first. If you have a theory, please add in the comment section. I’d like to know. But generally speaking, being that the Chinese sailed around the Philippine Islands from the 9th century onward {that’s a LONG time, eh?}, I’ll give it to the Chinese to largely influence many of our noodle dishes; this one in particular is one of them!

But anyway, Pancit is a very popular Philippine Dish {next to Chicken Adobo in my opinion}. It is dry egg noodles which is cooked by stir-frying and adding a little bit of liquid like broth, but with this recipe I just used water, because I didn’t have vegetable broth. 😬

Traditionally, my mom would always make pancit for our birthdays. She says “noodles mean long life” so she’s always wishing us a long, happy and healthy life for our birthday. I love that lady! 🤗😍

SO for your next birthday, now that you have this quick and simple recipe, be sure to make it. And….”Happy Birthday!”. 😉🎂

 

Filipino Vegetable Pancit Noodles with vegetables in a bowl
Filipino Vegetable Pancit Noodles

The prep work

It may seem like a lot of work getting all the ingredients prepared for this dish, however, if you have a food processor use that to easily prep all the vegetables. This will cut down on your prep time. Also if you’re making this for a party, like your birthday, prepare all the ingredients the night before and and just store them in a plastic container in the fridge then cook everything the day of.

I used carrots, pea pods, green beans, celery and broccoli. I also added garlic, onions and cilantro. I know some don’t care for cilantro, so you can totally omit that. I ❤️ cilantro.

And for the yummy sauce I made equal parts of sesame oil, soy sauce and oyster sauce. If you want to make this dish gluten-free, omit the soy sauce and oyster sauce and use Coconut Aminos instead.

So are we ready to make Pancit Noodles?

Let’s go! Print out the recipe below!

Filipino Vegetable Pancit Noodle ingredients with green beans, garlic, onions, brocolli, celery, pea pods, carrots, lemon, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, olive oil
Ingredients for Filipino Vegetable Pancit Noodles

Now it’s your turn

Let me know if you’ve made this, or have tried it, or plan to make it. I love hearing from you guys! And also, please share and tag @JozMahal on Instagram and use #JozMahal.

 

 

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Filipino Vegetable Pancit in a black bowl with a fork

Quick and Easy Vegetable Filipino Pancit

  • Author: Jocelyn Wilhelm
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Noodles
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: Philippine

Description

A staple food among Filipinos is this dish, called Pancit Noodles. If you love egg noodles and vegetables, you can make this dish! It packs a punch of flavors and it’s very quick and easy to make. Just under 30 minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. pack of Pancit Noodles (affiliate link)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1/2 cup Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup Carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup Broccoli (florets)
  • 1 cup Pea pods (ends removed)
  • 1 cup Green Beans (julienned)
  • 1 cup Celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 2T Sesame Oil (affiliate link)
  • 2T Soy Sauce (affiliate link)
  • 2T Oyster Sauce (affiliate link)
  • 2T Olive Oil (affiliate link)

Instructions

  1. In a wok or skillet, over medium high heat, add 1T of olive oil. When the oil shimmers, add garlic and onions. Cook until transparent without burning the garlic.
  2. Slowly stir-fry by adding one vegetable type at a time (carrots, broccoli, pea pods, green beans, celery) giving them 1 to 2 minutes in between. Cooking it for more than that will overcook the veggies and result in dull-colored presentation.
  3. Add the noodles, water, sesame oil, soysauce, oyster sauce and the remaining olive oil. Stir fry all the ingredients until they are all blended and heated through.
  4. Serve with a slice of lemon and sprig of cilantro.


Notes

  • The equipment section above contains affiliate links to products I LOVE and personally use.
  • When cutting vegetables, be sure to cut them all the same size so they cook quickly and evenly.
  • If you’re entertaining, presentation is key. So be sure not to overcook the vegetables.
  • You can use all sorts of vegetables for this dish if you wish.
  • For a meat version, add one of a combination of chicken, pork or shrimp.
  • Serve with a slice of lemon and a sprig of cilantro for garnish.
  • Omit soy sauce and oyster sauce for gluten-free version and add Coconut Aminos instead.

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