7 Ways to Make Next Level Instant Noodles or Pancit Canton

AKA how to make your fave three-ingredient fix peak yummy!
by Mara Agner   |  Jun 18, 2017
Art: Clare Magno
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Raise your hand if you love a good bowl of instant cup noodles or pancit canton. It's fast and easy to make, delish, and most importantly, it tides us over when we're running short on our weekly or monthly allowance! What if we tell you that your favorite three-ingredient fix hasn't reached its full potential yet? We're talking about peak yummy and just by using stuff you already have at home! We're not kidding—here are ingredients you can add to make your bowl of noodles next level!

  1. Fresh vegetables

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A pack of instant pancit canton already has dehydrated vegetable bits, but that shouldn't stop you from adding more and getting nutrients from fresh ones, like carrots and cabbage leaves.

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  1. Bacon bits and a hard-boiled egg

Pack on the flavor and texture of your instant cup noodles by adding chopped fried bacon and a hard-boiled egg.

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  1. Chili oil

Add a kick to your broth by adding a drop or two of chili oil! This way, you can adjust the level of spiciness according to your tolerance.

  1. Crab meat, fish balls, and squid balls

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Hack your seafood-flavored cup noodles by adding in some crab meat, fish balls, and squid balls!

  1. Grated cheese

Sprinkle grated cheese (the faster it melts, the better) on top of your instant cup noodles to make the soup creamier.

  1. Butter

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Because butter makes everything better (repeat 10 times).

  1. Ginger, garlic, and onions

These ingredients will make the flavor of your broth richer, and the aroma just pure heaven.

Know more hacks to upgrade instant cup noodles or pancit canton? Spill! Leave them in the comments below.

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