Pancit bihon or rice noodles represents long life. Usually, it is served in birthdays, weddings and in all occasions in Philippines. Different types to cook pancit bihon or rice noodles can be found in Ilocano region, particularly in Tuguegarao City. During fiestas and hometown occasions, there are some contest in making or cooking pancit. They even featured this town because of their "pancit batil patong".

This is easy to prepare and cook and even affordable. It can be replacement of rice. This can be served as snack or meal. This is the famous food of all Filipinos/Kababayans and even one of the favorite foods.


1 pack pancit bihon/rice noodles
500g chicken breast/pork belly
300g medium prawn/shrimps
24 pcs quail eggs
1 kl. cabbage
1/4 kl peas/beans
2 pcs carrots
2 sticks celery
1 bell pepper
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 tbps oyster sauce
5 cloves garlic
1 pc onion
2 to 3 cups of water
cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste


1. Soak the pancit bihon/rice noodles fully in water
2. Boil the chicken breast or pork belly. Then cut into strips
3. Remove the shell of the prawn/shrimps. Make boil the shell to use for cooking
4. Cook the quail eggs into hard boil for toppings
5. Prepare all the vegetables with their corresponding cuts and keep it ready
6. Put the pan and fry the onion and garlic.
7. Then, the chicken breast or pork belly to fry for sometime after that the prawn/shrimps
8. Next to put the beans/peas and carrots
9. And then the cabbage and small amount of salt to taste and keep the vegetables tender and greenish in color.
10. After cooking these items, remove from pan and put the 2 to 3 cups of water, small amount of cooking oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce and black pepper.
11. Make it boil, then put the pancit bihon or rice noodles and mix and taste
12. When nearly cook, combine all together with the vegetables including the bell pepper then mix it well and taste.
13. Put the quail eggs for toppings.
14. Pancit bihon is ready.

Enjoy eating the pancit bihon or what we call "long life" with cold coca cola.

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