Pansit Bihon Gisado Topped with Bacon. Who do not like crisp bacon? Would you like to be more creative with your pansit bihon gisado? Top it with bacon. The dish just come out casually when I noticed that I have still half of the bacon the I used in my Cabbage and Bacon Pinoy Style, Ginisang Repolyo with Bacon.
To make my Pansit Bihon Gisado Topped with Bacon, I elected to make my pansit bihon tostado style. The bihon was cooked with generous amount of cooking oil and very less broth. The bihon noodles are stirfried at low to moderate heat to avoid being burned. The secret is to cover the wok in-between stirfry and let the noodles steamed cooked from the trapped evaporating liquid.
Here is the recipe of my Pansit Bihon Gisado Topped with Bacon.
1/2 kilo bihon noodles
1 cup boiled pork, cut into large strips or cubes
1 cup small size shrimp, shelled
100 grams streak bacon, cut into rectangles
1 medium size carrot, skinned, cut into thin strips
1 small bunch of green beans, trimmed, sliced diagonally into thin slices
1/4 small size cabbage, shredded
3-4 stalk kinchay, chopped
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 head garlic, peeled, crushed, chopped
1 medium onion, peeled, chopped
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup broth from boiling the pork
Soak bihon noodles for 15 to 20 minutes then drain, keep aside. Heat oil in a frying pan or wok, pan fry the bacon for 2 to 3 minutes or until it start to caramelized, remove from the wok and keep aside. Using the same wok pan fry the boiled pork for 2 to 3 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown, remove from the wok and keep aside.
Using the same wok heat generous amount of cooking oil, fry the garlic until color changes to light brown and crisp. Remove half of the fried garlic and keep aside for garnishing. Then add in the chopped onion, shrimp, half of the kinchay, carrots and green beans fry for about half a minute remove from the wok and keep aside.
Using the same wok add in the broth then let boil. Add in the soy sauce, fish sauce and ground black pepper let simmer for about 1 minute. Add in the soaked noodles and stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Correct saltines if required. Now add in half of the stirfried pork and bacon, stir fried vegetables and shredded cabbage continue to stir fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. Arrange in a platter topped with the fried pork, fried bacon and garnished with fried garlic and kinchay. Serve with kalamansi or lemon.