Filipino Pancit is Comfort in a Bowl

Nevin Martell

Though pancit (pronounced puhn-SIT) is considered one of the Philippines’ most distinctive dishes, it actually has roots over on mainland China. Most likely brought over by Chinese traders, its name comes from the phrase pian e sit in the Hokkien dialect, which roughly means, “something conveniently cooked fast.” At its core, pancit is simply a noodle dish tossed in sauce and topped off with various proteins, vegetables, seasonings and hard-boiled eggs. It’s...