Thursday, January 5, 2012

JeJe's Version of Pancit

Have you ever been to a Filipino restaurant or have been invited to a friend's house for dinner who's Filipino? What did you have there or what were you served? Some type of noodles? If so, you might have had pancit. There are so many variations to pancit, and I just added to the one millionth variation I believe. I am Filipino-American, so I definitely have to at least have one Filipino recipe here! 

My women's Bible Study group potlucked it for our Christmas party. My contribution for the evening was pancit. When I made the pancit for this particular occasion was when I took a picture of this favorite dish of mine.

2 Tbsp canola oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 10 oz can of Companion Gluten
7 cloves of minced and chopped garlic
2 cups water
1 bag of bean thread noodles

1 bag of mixed frozen vegetables from Trader Joe's
1 tsp achuete mixed in 1/4 of water
3 tsp McKay's Chicken-Like/Style powdered broth
3 tsp of mushroom seasoning or to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Salt (optional)
Green onions for garnish


The first thing I would do is to soak the bean thread noodles in water for at least half an hour. While the noodles are soaking, chop your onions, garlic, and gluten. In a pot on medium heat, at the oil. After several seconds, sautee the onions and garlic. Then add the gluten. Stir it in the pot for a few minutes. Add water to the pot. Drain the noodles in a colander. You can cut the noodles to a shorter length before adding the noodles in the pot, but this is when you would add the noodles to the pot. Stir everything well together . Add the frozen vegetables. Add the McKay's seasoning. Add the achuete mixture. Stir everything well together. Add the mushroom seasoning and black pepper. Continue stirring everything very well through and through. Keep on heat until noodles are fully softened, but not mushy. If noodles begin to stick, you may add a little bit of canola oil. You may also need to add salt to taste or even more mushroom seasoning to taste if flavor not achieved. Continue to stir and mix well. When flavor desired, turn off heat. Sprinkle on top with green onions. Ready to serve.

Hope you enjoy this Filipino dish!

What other Filipino dishes do you like?


Ann Olson (@TheWellnessChick) said...

This reminds me of a Korean dish I ate a lot growing up - jap chae. We don't use seitan (is that what it is?) though, just plain beef :)

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Hi Ann! Well, yes, seitan is used in the Japanese cuisine. Filipino dishes don't really use seitan, but hey, maybe I might just create a "filipino dish" with it. Gluten is used in our neck of the woods.;)

filipino girl said...

Owww... I love sotanghon. now, its making me miss philippines