Pancit Canton Recipe

Pancit Canton is a noodle dish that is of Chinese origin. This is prepared pretty much like the Pancit Bihon, though an obvious distinction would be the noodles used (rice sticks vs. flour sticks). This dish closely resembles the Chow Mein but preparation and some ingredients vary.

Pancit Canton

As mentioned in the video, there are several ways to cook Pancit (or Pansit). This recipe shows another approach in preparing the second staple dish of the Philippines. By the way, please don’t forget your calamansi (or lemon). Pancit tastes better when calamansi is squeezed over it before eating.

Preparing Pancit Canton is not complicated. In fact, you can easily do it just by following our step by step recipe. You can even watch our cooking video on how to cook pancit canton to be sure of what you are doing.

It is best to serve pancit canton during special occasions such as birthday parties and fiestas. This is often consumed for lunch but will also make a good afternoon snack. Aside from the ingredients indicated below, you may use other ingredients such as chicken balls and squid balls.

Try this delicious Pancit Canton Recipe. Send us your feedback.

Pancit Canton Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Prep time: 
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    • 1 lb flour sticks (or pancit canton, about 500 grams)
    • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp ground black pepper
    • 4 cups chicken stock
    • 1 tbsp salt
    • 4 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ head cabbage, chopped
    • 2 cups carrots, julienned
    • 2 cups pork, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup sliced chorizo
    • 8 pieces medium sized shrimps (optional)
    • 1 cup parsley, chopped finely
    • 1 cup onion, sliced
    • 1 ½ cups snow peas
    • 2 tbsp cooking oil
    1. In a pan, heat the oil then sauté the garlic and onion
    2. Add the pork and cook until the outer part turns light brown
    3. Add the soy sauce and cook for 5 minutes
    4. Put in the chorizo, oyster sauce, and chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes
    5. While simmering, blanch all the vegetables in a separate pot
    6. Put in the parsley and shrimp on the pan where the pork, chorizo, and other ingredients are cooked
    7. Add salt and pepper to taste then let cook for 2 minutes
    8. Put in the Flour sticks and cook until the liquid has been absorbed by the noodles
    9. Add all the blanched vegetables and mix with the rest of the ingredients
    10. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


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    1. Katie says

      I just watched your video & I’d say it was an awesome recipe! Going to cook it today. Thank you for keeping our Filipino tradition alive!

    2. Gemma BUENAFLOR says

      Never try to cook pancit canton for some reason I find it very hard to make them ….tried this recipe WoW,,, tasty,,,delicious and very EASY to cook!,, thank u!,

    3. gayleen soriano says

      Hi, I’m gayleen and I have 3 picky boys. We live in Canada but my kids never get off from their Filipino taste bud. I’m a novice when it comes to cooking but when I “accidentally” saw your cooking videos via youtube, I started using the recipes to plan a week meals ahead and it did helped me a lot in my budget, no more wasted veggies and too long stocked meat/poultry because of unplanned meals, moreover, my kids were happier with each new food I’m serving them and I’m starting to feel like a pro! :). Thank you so much for sharing your cooking skill, its very wonderful and very helpful. Keep up the good work and I look forward for many exciting delicious recipe. God bless!

    4. song bird says

      hi, thanks sa mga recipes mo :-) this your book available already to leading bookstore. i like to have one :-)

    5. says

      Thanks for the recipe! I haven’t cooked pancit before (will attempt to cook later once I get the ingredients), this would help me tons! Thanks again!

    6. Lei Soon says

      thank you so much for sharing this pancit canton recipe! i just tried it now and it was a SUCCESS!!! :) my family liked it so much! actually it was my first time to cook pancit! :) next to my list are pork shomai… adobo… sisig and other varieties of pancit, and more of your recipes!… i’m not into cooking but with your recipes i’m starting to LOVE it now! :)

    7. Rachel says

      hello, i want to know if i can omit the oyster sauce. is the oyster sauce the ingredient that makes the pancit taste like the pancit canton at max’s? thanks.

    8. Jo says


      Yesterday I made my first pansit canton with your recipe but the noodles werea little bit sticky. Should I have used more broth than what the recipe asked for? Even though it turned out that way my siblings and their families still liked it.

    9. bamz says

      regarding the flour stick, can I use the egg noodle? that product of goodlife? we dont have available noodles na ganyan dito…

    10. jane says

      anu po ba ung kinchay at wansuy sa english? anu po tagalog ng celery? thnx. i love your site/.. promise!!!!

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