Friday, June 15, 2012

Pancit Vegetarian

Last night we cooked again a pancit, a great pasta especially if you are gluten intolerant. I made it even nearly vegetarian, nearly because I still like a bit meat in my pancit and have added just a bit pork at the end, but it would taste delicious without.

There are so many Pancit recipes, I think one could dedicate an entire Blog just about Pancit, it depends very much in which region of the Philippines the Pancit is made, so it actually might differ a lot.

The main ingredient is the noodles, usually one uses the rice noodles, but many versions use the egg noodles. I say, take whatever you like best as Pancit means pasta, so it doesn't matter that much.

The rice noodles are so flavorful because they are actually cooked in the stock and then suck themselves full of the flavorful juice

Recipe for 4 friends

60 g (2 oz) Garlic
100 g (3 oz ) onions
150 g (5 oz) Mange tout
300 g (10 oz) Oyster mushrooms
150 g ( 5oz) Green beans
Soy sauce
Half a packet Rice noodles

Fry the onions and garlic in oil on low heat till they start to brown on the edges, then add all the vegetables.
Saute for a while before adding the soy sauce and the water.
Boil it all up and add the rice noodles and a bit chili
Simmer till the noodles are soft and all the liquid is gone. If the noodles are not cooked, just add some more water

If you want to take meat, use pork (best belly) and fry it at the beginning with the onions and garlic, then add the liquid and simmer till tender

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