Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Attempting Filipeno Food (Pancit)

Since Nick is half Filipeno he talks frequently about the food that is served at family dinners for holidays or special occasions. We went to a friends birthday party who is also Filipeno and for the first time I had some real home cooked Filipeno food. My favorite was the pancit and lumpia.

Last night I tried to make it on my own just for the hell of it. I knew it would be a long shot to capture the flavors that these women create after cooking the same dish for decades in their family.

I was right. My pancit didn't taste nearly as good as theirs. It didn't taste bad but when you are expecting steak and you get chicken -- well you know what I mean. I used rice noodles (just from the international isle in Harris Teeter) soy sauce, chicken broth, salt and pepper, chicken, two cups shredded cabbage, one cup carrots, 3 cloves garlic, and half of an onion finely chopped.

Next time I will use the fish sauce and add in some pork. I will eat it again hopefully at a family function and get a better taste in my mouth for the precise ingredients.



* this image is not the pancit I made. It is from someone's cooking blog that is much cooler than mine. I will try to get more detailed with recipes and images next time 

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog and it's been super inspiring and creative! Although this is late and I'm not sure if you meant to spell "Filipeno" incorrectly, but the correct spelling is 'Filipino.' My husband is also Filipino and I've been trying all sorts of dishes as well. Good luck on your adventure!

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