Go Back Email Link
+ servings

Filipino Pancit canton with Sardines

An easy variation of the traditional Filipino pancit, this pancit canton is tasty, easy and meat -free.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 4
Author sanna


  • 16 oz pancit canton noodles can be found in the Oriental aisle of supermarket
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion chopped roughly
  • 15 pieces fishballs sliced or peeled shrimps ( fishballs can be found frozen in the Oriental supermarkets)
  • 2 large carrots sliced into strips
  • 1 small head of chinese cabbage cut into 2- 3 inch strips, rinsed and drained
  • 1 425 grams canned sardines in tomato sauce or three small cans ( found in the oriental. Asian aisles)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Heat the oil in a wide skillet or wok and fry the fishballs ( or shrimp) for about 3-5 minutes until very lightly golden ( shrimps should turn light orange). Remove them to a plate and set aside.
  2. Saute garlic and onion until soft. Add in the carrots. Toss around all ingredients in the pan and add the chicken broth. Bring the pan to a boil and add the oyster sauce and soy sauce.
  3. Add the cabbage, then the sardines and stir ingredients around. Cook for two minutes or until the cabbage is slightly soft. Add the noodles in three to four batches, soaking each batch of noodles into the liquid and tossing them around. Toss all noodles and make sure everything is immersed in the liquid. Cook for 7-12 minutes, stirring occasionally until noodles are soft and mostly all liquids are absorbed. Add the fishballs. Season with pepper and toss noodles. Serve.