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Pancit Upo

Pancit Upo with tender pork and bottle gourd squash for a tasty noodle stir-fry. Easy and economical to make, it's sure to be a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 365kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 pound pork belly, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon annatto powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large upo, peeled and cut into strips (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces pancit bihon (rice noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan or wok over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add pork and cook, occasionally stirring, until lightly browned.
  • Add annatto powder and stir to coat meat.
  • Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender and liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  • Increase heat to medium. Add upo and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until half-done.
  • Add noodles and cook, stirring to separate. 
  • Add oyster sauce and stir to distribute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until noodles cooked through, upo is tender yet crisp, and liquid is mostly absorbed. 
  • Serve hot.



Cut the upo in uniform size to ensure even cooking. 


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 108mg | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg