Preparations / Methods for cooking Pancit Sotanghon (Guisado)
There are so many veggies that you can put for Pancit like Snow peas, green beans and capsicum. But since I only refer my ingredients based on what I have inside my fridge, well you can replace that crab sticks if you have prawns, but see to it you won’t miss the chicken since this one is important.
First thing that you need to do is to boil the chicken first. You can put ample amount of salt and bring it to boil for 30 minutes depending if the meat is tender. Set aside the chicken and the stock. Let it cool down and strip the chicken into pieces.
You may also need to put into hot water the vermicelli (bean thread noodle) for about 5-10 minutes to make it soft. Set it aside for later you need to place it on the sautéed veggies.
Prepare a pan, put oil and bring to heat. Sauté your garlic and onions first then put the button mushrooms and put an ample amount of salt. After that you can now put the crab sticks, hotdog pieces and chicken meat into the pan. Take note that I fried the hotdog and crab meat first on a separate pan and slice them into pieces before I sautéed it altogether with the chicken bits.
You can now put your fish sauce now on your sautéed meat and then put the carrot which is sliced into strips and then the celery stalk that was also cut. This makes a very wonderful color to your pancit dish. Don’t overcook those veggies, you can now place the vermicelli noodles and put the chicken stock into it. Simmer for some time and you can now put your soya sauce and sprinkle some ground black pepper to taste.
If you think the taste needs more salt or fish sauce, just add it. Stir well those noodles so that it won’t stick at the bottom of your pan. Garnish it with celery leaves or if you have spring onions, you can add it also and then your sliced boiled egg on top. Don’t forget also to squeeze in lemon or calamansi to add more flavors to your Pancit Sotanghon. Hope you do like what I prepared for today. Happy Eating!