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Pansit (Filipino Noodle Stir Fry)
September 15, 2017
I'll admit it, I still live at home with my family. It's a very Filipino thing to live at home til you're married, and I'm not afraid to say it.
As much as I want to get a place of my own sometimes, I feel lucky to be able to spend time with my family almost every day, appreciate the values of family bonding, and yes, I enjoy the craziness that goes on in the house - we're a bunch of weirdos, haha. I think I'll miss that the most when the comes that I do move out.
Anyways, the reason why I'm writing this post is because I wanted to share with you my inspiration to become a professional cook - my parents' home-cooked meals. Anyone can attest to the fact that their mom's cooking is the best, and of course I think that my mom's food is the best. Even though I cook almost every day for a living, when I do attempt to make something remotely close to her cooking, it's just never the same.
My mom's cooking is also never precise - probably what makes it taste so good. She knows exactly how much to add in her head, she doesn't need a recipe. Probably why it's so hard for me to replicate her food. I also wanted to share this recipe because I want to start sharing more of my culture with you, and start sharing more Filipino food.
I love the fact that Filipino food is trending and that I can start sharing recipes that people may have an interest in and want to try. I mean, Filipino cuisine isn't all that different from Asian and Spanish flavours since we get a lot of food influences from those cultures, so you'll find some familiar flavours in our food that I'm sure you will like.
Take Pansit for example, for those of you who don't know, Pansit is a Filipino noodle stir fry. It's simple to make, and though there is a lot of veg prep, it's all worth it in the end. It's savoury and packed with loads of veggies!
For us Filipinos, we love fat and would use pork belly for the meat, or add in the bones from pork chops - we like to chew on the bones like a bunch of savages, haha just kidding - it actually does add quite a bit of flavour!
Also, everyone has their own version of Pansit from using rice noodles (which is cooked the in the same method as below) to using various proteins like chicken and whole shrimp, but here below is my mom's version which I love.
Just so you know, I tried my hardest to accurately measure my mom's Pansit recipe. Also, her original recipe makes a week's worth of food for a whole family! So I had trim down this recipe so it serves just enough for 4-6.
Well, I hope I did this recipe justice and hope you enjoy a taste of one of my favourite foods growing up. 'Til next time folks!