Bam-i is a pancit specialty of Cebu that has been adapted in most pancit eating parts of the country. It's the usual recipe for a pancit dish with meat and vegetables but pancit bam-i is a mix of two noodles-sotanghon and canton (egg). Just like with most pancit dish, the recipe can be adjusted to satisfy your own tastebuds. And using choriso (longganisa) might be attuned to your taste.
Here's a simple recipe of Pancit Bam-i Guisado with Choriso (Longganisa)
- 250 grams Canton noodles
- 200 grams Sotanghon (vermicelli) noodles (small packs)
- 12 pieces Choriso (longganisa), lean (or you can have more)
- 2 medium carrots, big slices
- 1 medium sayote. big slice
- 12 pieces Baguio beans, halved
- 1 medium cabbage, big shreds
- Oil (for cooking)
- 6 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
- 1 medium Onions, finely chopped
- Sesame Oil (drizzling)
- Salt and Pepper
- Seasoning cubes (optional)
- Calamansi (garnish)
How to cook Pancit Bam-i with Choriso
- Place sotanghon noodles in a bowl of water to soften. Set aside.
- In a pan, fry the choriso. When done, set aside 6 pcs.
- Crush into small chunks the remaining choriso in the pan. Add garlic and onions then saute and stir fry.
- Mix-in carrots, sayote and Baguio beans. Season with salt and pepper. Stir fry.
- Add one cup of water and bring to a boil. (Add seasoning broth if you will be using it)
- Place sotanghon noodles and simmer for a minute.
- Add canton noodles simmer for 2-3 minutes (or until cooked)
- Finally add the shredded cabbage. Cover until cooked.
- Transfer to a serving plate - drizzle with sesame oil, fried garlic and garnish with more longganisa.
- Serve with calamansi.