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