Filipino Cuisine: Stir Fried Rice Stick Noodle (Pancit Bihon)

When comes to Filipino food, we often hear a noodle dish called Pancit. Pancit is Stir Fried Rice Stick Noodle.

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Linda’s Pancit gets the yellowish/orangey colour from Annatto which is the seeds from achiote tree from her backyard in the Philippines. She brought the seeds all the way from Philippines. Annatto is a natural food coloring. It has a mild peppery scent with a hint of nutmeg.

Ingredients

  • 2 packs of 400 grams rice stick noodle
  • 3 tablespoons Annatto seeds
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 pound bean sprout
  • 1 cup dried wood ear slices, reconstituted in hot water and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • mushroom seasoning to taste

Marinate for chicken

  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • few drops of oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

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P/S: some of the ingredients above are for another dish, i.e. Stir Fried Mix Vegetables which is in the next post

Source: Linda

Prep time: 30 minutes;  Cook time: 30 minutes;  Serves 8 to 10

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Filipino Cuisine: Eggplant Torta

Linda shared a few Filipino recipes in the Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen. Linda loves to cook. She used to do catering for parties but she stopped doing so after she had trouble with her hand. Perhaps due to too much heavy lifting while doing the catering.

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The first Filipino dish is called Eggplant Torta or Eggplant Omelet.  This is really great as it is crunchy on the crust and the eggplant inside is very tender. We should have leave the cap intact so that it is more visible as an eggplant like those I saw in Filipino groceries store.

Ingredients

  • 6 long eggplants
  • 6 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Garlic Plus seasoning (from Costco)

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Source: Linda

Prep time: 30 minutes;  Cook time: 20 minutes;  Serves 6

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