My friend Cory often sends me links to recipes he's intrigued by. Pancit Bijon is a Filipino dish with rice noodles, chicken, snow peas, and grated carrots--not to mention garlic (7 cloves which sounds like a lot but which were not even noticeable to us,) onion, scallions, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and fish sauce. The chicken is simmered and shredded ahead of time, the veggie prep can also be done earlier (I grated my carrots in the food processor,) and the last minute cooking takes about 10 minutes.
The recipe calls for a garnish of sliced scallion (I increased the amount) and a squeeze of calamansa juice. Turns out calamansas are calamondins which we had in Florida but rarely see in stores up here. Fortunately the juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime with about a teaspoon of sugar is a perfect substitute.
The dish is light and delicious and really pretty simple. This recipe could serve four to six. When I reheat the leftovers for another meal, I plan to throw in a few shrimp because why not. Also maybe a little Sriracha for heat.
The full recipe is HERE.