Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pancit/ Shey & Ric's Series of Silly, Spontaneous Events

I'm quite fortunate that my hubby loves Filipino food because those are the kind of dishes I can only cook. If he craves something else, he makes it for us.

His Filipino food favorites are pork sinigang (pork in sour broth) and pancit. That's why I prepare it often.

Tonight, I'm going to share my recipe of chicken pancit bihon. Pancit is a stir-fried noodle dish common in the Philippines of Chinese origin. Sometimes we refer to it as "Asian spaghetti". It's delicious and easy to make.

I wanted to post this last night but didn't get around to doing it. This is why:


1. Tuned in to American Idol
2. They featured Motown music
3. Smokey Robinson was the mentor
4. My hubby is a fan
5. Got carried away
6. Muted TV during commercials
7. Selected Motown music from voluminous collection
8. Cranked up the speakers:"I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
9. Dancin, groovin and shakin :sinchan
10.Back to the show
11.Anoop gently crooned
12.Commercials, muted TV
13.Another Motown music by The Temptations
14.Shakin and groovin' :ayuk:
15.Back to the show
16.Adam's soulful rendition
17.Commercials and more music
18.Repeat scene with different Motown music each time:
* Tell Me Something Good by Chaka Khan;
* Shaft Theme by Isaac Hayes;
* Get Ready by Rare Earth
19.Groove, shake, dance, groove :nggaya:
20.Simon draws a mustache on Paula hah
21.Commercials, repeat scene
22.American Idol wraps up for the night tepuktangan
23.Music way past the show
24.Getting tired, Phew!
25.Got to post my recipe
26.Too pooped ngantuk
27.Saved as draft
28.Went to Bed
29.Another day of studies minum
30.Break time
31.Pancit leftover!

So, okay here's the recipe. (Finally!gelakguling)


* 6 oz rice sticks
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 tbsp. minced garlic
* 1/2 medium onion, sliced
* 3 pieces deboned chicken thighs, sliced thinly
* 1/2 cup carrots,shredded
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* a dash of pepper & thyme
* 1 cup chicken broth
* 1 cup cabbage, shredded
* 2 stalks spring onions
* 1 kalamansi or lemon


1. Soak rice sticks for 10 minutes or until softened and then drain. Set aside.

2. Heat oil, then sauté garlic and sliced onion until translucent.

3. Add the chicken, stir-fry for 2 minutes and then cover for about 8 minutes until chicken is tender & its juices come out.

4. Add the carrots and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.

5. Stir in the soy sauce and a dash of pepper & thyme.

6. Pour broth into the pan and add the rice sticks. Mix ingredients well.

7. Adjust to low heat then cover the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes and until the liquid is absorbed.

8. Add the cabbage until cooked.

9. If it looks too dry, pour more chicken broth.

10.Garnish with spring onions. Squeeze kalamansi or lemon on top. Enjoy!

(3-4 servings)

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  1. oh this sounds so delicious! i wish i could go make it right this second! i am going to try it. thank you for the recipe!

  2. Hilarious~! (I can't think of anything more fun than grooving to Motown with hubby.)
    I HAVE to try this dish, it sounds yummy. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Good morning ladies!

    drollgirl: Yes, it is delicious! You're welcome, I love sharing the joy of cooking.

    cmwheeler: LOL!=)) I know. Thanks for visiting too.

  4. Sooo... I'm putting on my coat... I'll be over for dinner in about 10 minutes?

  5. LOL! Sure. Have a safe passage through the teleporter. :))

  6. Yum!! I will have to share this recipe with The Chef (a.k.a my boyfriend)--perhaps if I ask nicely he will make it for me!!

  7. hehehe :) I get the feeling he will, Mae.

  8. Hello Shey, nice to be here and i am as happy to see your beautiful blog,i really enjoyed reading your posts

    By the way, Shey what is the famous pinoy dishes that are well known world over, like sushi for Japan, burgers for American.

    hope to hear from you take care and have a great weekend

  9. Sounds great! I'm going to grab it and make it for my family.

    I changed my profile picture for Earth Hour Shut Off.

  10. Thanks for leaving a comment in my Skywatch post, Shey!

  11. considering I am on a detox this might kill me.

  12. Sounds like you had QUITE an evening!!! Recipe looks good too:)

  13. And this is what marriage and life are for -- taking time out to be totally silly when the mood strikes! Love it! And love your little graphics!

  14. Shey,
    Your husband is a lucky man. Your recipe sounds delicious and you have created a wonderful site.
    I like to try new recipes and I think this is one that I might try when friends come over.
    Angel Blessings

  15. Well Sweetie, the way to a man's heart is through his tummy. You've done it and it's good that your Eric does appreciate and loves our food. My children too but only on selective dishes. Well done She (feeds her hubby).:)


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