Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton

An assortment of ingredients, a harmony of sauces, and delicious noodles to boot—there’s no dish quite like pancit canton! While sinigang and adobo typically take the coveted national dish spot, I’d say pancit is in a league of its own. This dish is the perfect balance of sweet and savory, with its medley of ingredients bringing out the best in each other. The no stress, no fuss preparation of pancit canton makes it enjoyable for people from all walks of life. But have you ever wanted to find a way to elevate this timeless dish? Enter the elegant, classy garlic butter shrimp — the perfect companion you never knew your pancit canton needed!

Taking something simple, like pancit canton, and pairing it with something a little more upscale is the perfect twist. Garlic butter shrimp adds rich flavors to this Filipino-Chinese classic. How could it not, when it’s made up of such a well-known combination? Garlic and butter have been perfect partners for nearly as long. The combination of sweet, creamy butter and the rich flavor of garlic just makes a meal feel complete. And when combined with the delectable, mild flavors of shrimp? You’ve got a show-stopping entree on your hands!

While you typically serve garlic butter shrimp with something a little subtler in flavor, I’d say that pancit canton really makes the perfect companion. The stark contrast in these flavors somehow makes for the perfect explosion in your mouth! It won’t be long before you’re craving this exact combination for any meal.

What makes this dish even better is how simple it is to make! Surprisingly, garlic butter shrimp pancit canton is one of those dishes that can be made in one pot. What exactly does this mean? It is, after all, self-explanatory. Your dish can come to life all too easily by using just one pot—or, in this case, a wok. Simply combine all of the ingredients and you’ll be able to create something unforgettable.

How to Make Garlic Butter Shrimp

We start with our dish’s protein; in just a few steps, you’ll see why! To begin, melt a quarter cup of butter in a wok, then add two tablespoons of cooking oil. After mincing a head of garlic, add that quickly into your wok and stir fry it. The goal is for your garlic to attain a nice light brown color before adding in your shrimp! Before doing so, ensure that you have already cleaned your seafood properly before adding it to your wok.

Squeeze some lemon over your garlic butter shrimp after cooking them for 1 minute on each side. The lemon zest will add a refreshing twist to the garlic butter shrimp, making it even more delicious with your pancit canton! Cover the wok and cook for about a minute before seasoning with salt to taste. When your garlic butter shrimp are done, transfer them to a plate but leave the juices in the wok.

Let your juices evaporate under the heat until only the fats—the butter and oil mixture—remain. Then you can start making your pancit canton.

How to Make Pancit Canton

Let’s not waste any more time now that we’ve completed one component of your dish! Add your onion slices to the wok and sauté until softened before adding 4 tablespoons soy sauce and 4 cups water. Bring your liquids to a boil before stirring in a Knorr Shrimp Cube. This will complement the flavors of your pancit canton and enhance the flavor of your garlic butter shrimp!

Your cabbages and carrots are the next ingredients to go into your wok. Allow your vegetables to cook for about 30 seconds before adding your 21 ounces of pancit canton. As you cook, gently toss your ingredients together and wait for your pancit canton noodles to absorb all of the liquids. Then, add 5 tablespoons oyster sauce and 1 cup green onions. Toss your pancit canton ingredients thoroughly; isn’t the aroma tantalizing? Just wait until we finish our garlic butter shrimp pancit canton!

When you’re happy with how you’ve distributed your ingredients, you can now arrange your pancit canton on a serving plate. Top your dish with your garlic butter shrimp and a fried egg, for that extra boost of flavor! Just like that, your pancit canton is made extra hearty and special — and is ready to be served!

We hope you enjoy this garlic butter shrimp pancit canton with your family! Let us know what you think of this fantastic and delectable dish duo. If you liked this recipe, here are a few more that are sure to make you happy:


  • 10 shrimp cleaned
  • 1 egg fried
  • 1 Knorr Shrimp Cube
  • 21 ounces pancit canton flour noodles
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups cabbage shredded
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 cup green onion chopped
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a wok. Add cooking oil.
  • Put the garlic in the wok. Stir-fry until it turns light brown.
  • Add shrimp. Cook each side for 1 minute.
  • Squeeze the lemon over the shrimp. Cover the wok. Continue cooking for 1 minute. Season with salt.
  • Remove the shrimp from the wok and place in a clean plate. Leave the juices in the wok.
  • Allow the juices to evaporate until you are only left with the fats (butter and oil mixture).
  • Sauté onion until it softens and then add soy sauce and water. Let it boil.
  • Add Knorr Shrimp cube. Stir.
  • Put the cabbage and carrot in the wok. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the noodles. Gently toss while cooking. Cook until the noodles completely absorb the liquid.
  • Add oyster sauce and green onion. Season with ground black pepper. Toss until all ingredients are well distributed.
  • Arrange the pancit canton in a serving plate and then top with shrimp and fried egg.
  • Share. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 600kcal (30%) Carbohydrates: 89g (30%) Protein: 22g (44%) Fat: 19g (29%) Saturated Fat: 7g (35%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 57mg (19%) Sodium: 3029mg (126%) Potassium: 210mg (6%) Fiber: 9g (36%) Sugar: 14g (16%) Vitamin A: 561IU (11%) Vitamin C: 22mg (27%) Calcium: 58mg (6%) Iron: 1mg (6%)


What is Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton?

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton is a Filipino dish that combines the flavors of Pancit Canton (a stir-fried noodle dish) with garlic butter shrimp. It features egg noodles, shrimp cooked in a garlic butter sauce, and a variety of vegetables.

What are the key ingredients for making Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton?

The main ingredients typically include egg noodles, shrimp, garlic, butter, vegetables (like bell peppers, carrots, and cabbage), soy sauce, and various seasonings.

How do you make Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton at home?

To make Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton, you usually start by cooking the shrimp in a garlic butter sauce. Then, you stir-fry the vegetables and cooked noodles, adding soy sauce and other seasonings for flavor. The cooked shrimp are added back in at the end.

Can I customize this dish to suit my dietary preferences?

Yes, you can adapt Garlic Butter Shrimp Pancit Canton to your dietary needs. For example, you can use gluten-free noodles or adjust the ingredients to make it vegetarian or pescatarian by omitting the meat and using more vegetables or seafood.

What are some variations or additional ingredients I can add to enhance the flavor?

You can customize this dish by adding ingredients like sliced mushrooms, snap peas, or even a squeeze of calamansi or lemon for a citrusy kick. Some people also like to garnish it with chopped green onions or cilantro for extra freshness.

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