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Pancit Bihon with Stir-Fried Ground Beef and Mixed Vegetables

Of all the Chinese influences to the Filipino Cuisine, I must say that noodles has been my most favorite since I was little. My mom used to cook all kinds of noodles common in the Philippines - bihon, canton, miki and sotanghon, in many different ways depending on what other ingredients are available in our refrigerator. I grew up having pancit (noodles) for lunch or dinner frequently, which could be chicken, seafood, pork or plain vegetable pancit. On special occasions, we usually have my mom's supreme pancit which has all the ingredients mentioned. But I don't remember her cooking it with beef. I am not sure if it's because beef takes longer to cook or because it is more expensive. Well, I guess it's the latter.  

The other week, the girls requested for Stir Fried Ground Beef with Mixed Veggies. Instead of serving it with rice, I thought of serving it with bihon noodles. Clarise and Cherlin both love anything noodles so I wasn't surprise when they both asked for a second serving. Ryan, on the other hand, is not a big fan of bihon, but I guess it was also good enough for him. The only thing he complained about is why I didn't cook more! :)
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And now, here's my Pancit Bihon with Stir-Fried Ground Beef and Mixed Vegetables recipe. Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!!!



Ingredients:
*Serves 4-6
  • 14 oz. bihon noodles (rice sticks), soaked for at least 15 minutes then drained
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, minced
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables
  • 2 Knor beef cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp pure olive oil
Procedure:
1. In a wok or big skillet, stir fry garlic, ginger and onions in 2 Tbsp pure olive oil until onion is almost translucent.
2. Add ground beef. Stir fry until tender, about 10 minutes. Add one beef cube. Stir fry with beef until melted.
3. Add mixed veggies and mirin and stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove beef and vegetables from wok. Set aside. 
4. In the same wok, pour and heat up remaining olive oil. Add beef cube and saute until melted. Add water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
5. Add noodles and keep on tossing to loosen the noodles. Add salt and pepper to suit your taste. Cook until noodles are almost tender. Add more water to cook the noodles if necessary.
6. Add beef and mixed vegetables. Keep on tossing for about 3 minutes or until ingredients are well mixed and noodles are tender. Do not overcook. 

7. Remove from heat. Serve hot with soy sauce and lemon. 
 

8 comments :

  1. Stir fried beef is a good idea. If they have beef chow mein. Why not use beef in a pancit. Something for me to keep in mind. I hope you are having a wonderful week, Tina! :)

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  2. Yummy ! Another twist to one of my fave noodles :) Great recipe !

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  3. I grow up eating bihon not knowing it's Chinese dish (when I was small). Does Filipino cooking use a lot of Mirin? I see in your recipe a lot and I'm curious... :-)

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  4. This looks wonderful. Makes me miss an old friend who used to cook this for me. :)

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  5. Delicious, another pasta dish with Filipino flavors that I am dying to try

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  6. Noodles has been my most favorite since young especially bihon. This dish looks very delicious! No wonder your hubby complaint you didn't cook more! ;)

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  7. Wow, this bee hoon looks Chinese! I'm glad this dish has made its way to Philippines. Can never get enough of bee hoon. Well done, dear!

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