Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pancit Center - Pasig City


Tell me someone in the country who has never tried any pancit dish and I will treat you anywhere you like. From instant noodles to your carinderia style pancits to gourmet ones, it's safe to say that pancit is really one of those Filipino staple food. 

After RobJoanaChristian and I spent Freedom Day in Kawit, Cavite, we went all the way to Pasig to try different regional pancits in the country at the Pancit Center. The plan was to order 5 different pancits and taste each one at the same time to get real time feedbacks from the group. We were trying to be hardcore foodies for that day. 

Pancit Center Pasig
First in order was the Chicken Mami (60 pesos/solo). Before we get our share of the first pancit, we all agreed on reserving our comments after we've finished our first serving so as to not influence others - we were that serious on this. Everyone agreed that the mami was really good. The soup was tasty and the noodles were perfectly cooked. It's perfect for cool mornings and after beer moments. Nobody argued about that. 

Chicken Mami
Next in line was the Cagayan's Batil Patong (70 pesos/solo). Almost all of us have already tasted the original one in Tuguegarao making it harder for this version to keep up with it. Two out of four loved it while the other two can't seem to veer away from the taste of the original one. But whether you've tasted the original one or not, this pancit should not be missed.

Cagayan's Batil Patong
Next was the Quezon's Tamis Anghang Chami (60 pesos/solo). This was favored by everyone. The blend of the thick noodles complimented with the sweet and spicy sauce. A few of us bit on some siling labuyo but that added extra flavor. 

Quezon's Tamis Anghang Chami
After that we had Bicol's Pancit Bato with Dinuguan (70 pesos/solo). One out of four loved this version of pancit. That person loved the contrast of the thick, flat noodles and the Dinuguan toppings - which were both good separately.

Bicol's Pancit Bato with Dinuguan
The last one was the Isabela's Pancit Cabagan (60 pesos/solo). Only one of us tasted the original thing but almost everyone agreed on one thing - we were so not digging their version of this pancit. I was expecting it to be drenched in a dark sauce (just like in the resto's photos) but it looked very differently. The only thing we loved about this one was the crunchy fried pork bits on top. 

Isabela's Pancit Cabagan
As if we were still hungry, we ordered one piece Fresh Lumpiang Ubod (55 pesos) and four pieces Special Puto (8 pesos each). Three out of four loved the Lumpiang Ubod and everyone liked the Puto. Nothing was extraordinarily special on these two but they were good.

Special Puto
Our total bill was a little above 500 pesos including everything listed above plus two 1.5 liters of soda which was really cheap for the feast we had. We spent more than two hours in Pancit Center. Two hours of solid fun and good food. Sans the grumpy lady server, we totally loved Pancit Center and we are so coming back to tick off everything on their Pancit map. Maghanda na si Ate Grumpy. 



Pancit Center
Unit 1 Pioneer Street Corner Shaw Boulevard, 
Kapitolyo, Pasig City 
Contact Number: (+63) 2.634.2727






28 comments:

  1. hi maam. ginutom ako sa Isabela's Pancit Cabagan, ang sarap ng toppings. :)

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    1. yung toppings talaga ang star sa pancit na yan jerome! :)

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  2. we're going here this Sunday! Woohoo!!! :)

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    1. wow! dapat marami kayo mervs para more more fun and food. :)

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  3. Okay naman silang lahat ah.

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    1. so anong hindi ok rob? tell me! tell me! :P

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  4. Cabagan vs Batil patong mas bet ko ang batil patong para sa akin hehehe mapuntahan nga to salamat :)


    Manong Unyol

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  5. Interesting place. I will try this soon! :)

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  6. Pansit bihon, canton and palabok lang talaga gusto ko. Hesitant ako to try other pansit.

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    1. try mo din michi. parang feeling ko magugustuhan mo rin yung regional pancits :)

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  7. May masarap na pancit din sa Marikina! :) Kay Lola Helen.

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  8. First time I heard of pansit topped with dinuguan. Masarap ba?

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    1. hi bert! for some weird reason, that was my favorite. hehe. :)

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  9. Ako nagturo kung saan 'to ah! Hahaha! Ita-try ko 'to naunahan mo pa ako kung sino pang taga QC at ako taga-Pasig. Hehehe :D

    I love Pancit! :D

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    1. oi si mervs nagturo nito noh. klinaro lang namin sayo. hahaha.

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    2. Ako nagturo ng direction. :D

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    3. Sina Ramil at Edgar naman of Pinas Muna ang nagturo sa akin..hehehe! :)

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  10. Ate the original Pansit Cabagan got sauce on it, bakit wala sainyo? So sad naman.

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    1. hi vash! so how was the original cabagan pancit? yun nga rin ang hanap namin eh, yung wild na sauce. oi kelan ka babalik ng tugue? sama!

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    1. isa pa yang pancit bato na yan yana. sobrang malinamnam talaga. ugh. nakakagutom!

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  12. ui lagi kami nakaen dito nung nasa pasig pa ako hehehe.. after inuman masarap magpasin dito pampababa ng tama :)

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    1. hi xan! yung mami ata ang perfect pampababa ng tama :)

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  13. oo nga, iba yung sa presentation. para ata sa picture picture purpose ata kaya ganun yung bumisita kame. hehe. Anyways, sino dun si ate grumpy? haha.

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    1. or dahil siguro ipod photos yan kaya ganyan. hehe. me and dead camera batteries.. pfft.. si ate grumpy yung nasa counter. siya lang yun.. hehe

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