Thursday, June 7, 2018


Pansit or pancit is a generic term for mi or fried noodle dishes in the Philippines. Dishes, bihon, miswa and sotanghun originally come from Chinese cuisine, but have been adapted as Filipino dishes with additional local ingredients. Pansit palabok (pansit luglug) and malabon pansit have been considered native Filipino cuisine.

Malabon pansit with a variety of seafood is a typical food port city of Malabon. Mi is cooked with shrimp, oysters, squid, and pork. Spices used are patis, pepper, garlic, and musk.

Just as in Chinese culture, noodles are believed to be Filipinos as a symbol of longevity. Therefore, noodles are almost always eaten to celebrate birthdays.

A restaurant that provides pansit is called panciterias, and generally means a Chinese restaurant. Mi berkuah called pansit mami or pansit lomi. The cuisine known in Indonesia as a soup dumpling is called pansit molo, and is a typical food from Molo, Iloilo City.