Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on Pancit

Roots in China
Pancit can be found on the fiesta tables at many Guam parties and celebrations. This dish was brought to the Marianas Islands along with Filipino soldiers and settlers who were brought to Guam by Spain. Look for different recipes and variations of this filling noodle dish. Pancit translates into “something easily cooked fast.” Noodles and soy sauce, which originated in China, tend to be mainstay ingredients in pancit canton. Also, pancit canton is the Filipino version of Chinese chow mein. Filipinos seasoned and added their favorite seasonings and ingredients. Pancit canton is popular throughout the Philippines and not exclusive to one region.

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