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Pancit Bihon with Shrimp (Filipino Noodle Stir Fry)

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Pancit bihon is a classic Filipino dish that combines very thin noodles with stir-fried veggies and some form of protein; here we use shrimp. Traditional bihon noodles (often made with cornstarch) might require a trip to a specialty market, but supermarket rice stick noodles or rice vermicelli also work beautifully. They don't require boiling to become soft. Instead, you simply soak them in hot tap water for 10 minutes before adding to the wok or skillet. Don't forget to serve with lime wedges - that spritz of fresh citrus perks up all the flavours.


Uncooked thin rice vermicelli noodles

7 oz, or bihon noodles

Canola oil

1½ tbsp(s)


1 cup(s), thinly sliced


4 clove(s), large, minced

Green cabbage

3 cup(s), thinly sliced


1 cup(s), matchstick-cut

Uncooked shrimp

8 oz, medium, peeled and deveined

Low sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp(s)

Oyster sauce

2 tbsp(s)


cup(s), green parts only, cut into 1-in pieces


1 wedge(s), cut into 4 wedges


  1. In a large bowl, place the noodles and cover with hot tap water. Let stand until softened, about 10 minutes, drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; stir-fry until the onion starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the cabbage and carrots; stir-fry until the cabbage starts to wilt, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp; stir-fry until shrimp are just cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Add the drained noodles to the pan, and drizzle with the sauce. Cook until thoroughly heated, tossing frequently with tongs, about 3 minutes. Serve the noodles with lime wedges.
  4. Serving size: About 2 cups