How To Cook Pancit Canton with the Microwave Oven

Yesterday was such a toxic day. I ended up craving for happy food, comfort food ko ba. At first I was thinking of pizza with the social team, then fries, until eventually nag end up na pancit canton.

But how will I satisfy this craving without a stove? Ah that’s where the handy dandy microwave oven comes in! In my first advertising stint we used to cook pancit canton using the microwave oven. It was Ressil who was on charge of this so I had zero experience cooking it pancit canton using the microwave oven.

Pero I really wanted to eat pancit canton kaya ayun, i ended up experimenting. I filled the cup 3/4 hot water before placing the broken noodles (so that it will fill).


I timed the microwave at 8 minutes but I kept on checking every 2 minutes. At the four minute mark i saw that the noodles were almost cooked and that I needed only a minute more.


After seeing that the noodles were cooked just right, I drained the water and added the oil and seasoning. And tada! My first ever microwave cooked pancit canton! Oh what fun it was!


How about you? Have you ever cooked pancit canton or any other meal using the microwave?


  1. Katrina Centeno says:

    I thought it would take less time than 5 minutes. In the packet, the noodles will cook itself if you pour hot water and cover for 3 minutes. I guess the 2 minutes will be the time it takes to boil the water. Nevertheless, this is a no-fuzz method.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Yup it’s for the water to boil. Hot water in the office isn’t really close to the boiling point similar to the ones we can get from home. πŸ™‚

  2. berlin says:

    I would always end up buying at Family Mart or Mini Stop every morning when I was still working in Ortigas. And all I bought were only heated through microwave. Now, at home, when Im tamad to reheat food from the ref, I just use the microwave. Ihihi.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Thanks for the heads up mommy! I usually don’t naman, just a few times in a month because I usually get lunch from our trusted Kuya Ado. πŸ™‚

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