Food is such a wonderful thing. It tells the story of your life (kind of like music) and the way something tastes stays with you forever. It is a reminder of where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Does that makes sense to you?
When I was in fifth grade my best friends lived across the street and kiddie corner from us a couple of houses down. We spent so much time together. When I went to their house there was always Pancit. It is the only Filipino food I have ever eaten and it was delicious! It is burned in my memory and in my taste buds. I have not had it since and I felt the need to have some so I looked up a recipe.
The recipe seemed easy enough. It probably is not exactly the same as my friends mom made it but it’s pretty darn close.
The recipe made quite a good amount. Julieta absolutely loved it so I made it twice in a week.
- 2 lbs. uncooked noodles (this version used 2 lbs. of thin spaghetti)
- 4 cups sliced mixed veggies: cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, and green onions
- 1 lb. lean pork, cut into very small pieces
- ½ cup oil
- 1 onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 pork bouillon cube
- 6 cups water
- Cook noodles al dente.
- Brown the pork in the oil with the soy sauce, garlic, and onion.
- Add the water and bouillon cube to the pork and bring to a low simmer. Add the vegetables and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add the cooked noodles and simmer over low heat until the noodles soak up all the broth.
I couldn’t believe how good this was. It brought back all the memories of being with my best friends and hanging out all summer. I had kept in contact with my friends until about 15 years ago and then I lost track of them. This is where Facebook comes in handy I guess…
Adapted from pinch of yum