Squid Ball Pancit Guisado


Ingredients:
500 grams miki noodles
200 grams squid balls, cut into half
100 grams pork belly, slice into small pieces
100 grams pork liver, slice into small pieces
2 pieces carrots, sliced
1 cabbage, chopped
1/4 kilo green beans or snow peas(sitsaro)
1 cup celery(kinchay), sliced
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 cups hot water or chicken broth
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup spring onions, diced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash miki noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add squid balls, pork liver and pork belly then cooked until color turns to brown.
3. Add oyster sauce and hot water then stir and bring to boil.
4. Add vegetables then stir fry until the vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add miki noodles then stir and cook for 3 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to a serving plate then garnish with spring onion. Serve and enjoy.

Mushroom Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs

Filipino Style Recipe: Mushroom and Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs is another easy and mouth-watering soup dish that usually during rainy season. The dish is consist of sotanghon noodles boiled in pork soup together with mushrooms and meatballs.

Ingredients:
2 packs sotanghon noodles
100 grams oyster mushrooms, torn into 2-3 pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pork bouillon
fish sauce or salt and ground pepper to taste
3/4 litre of water
2 tablespoons chopped spring onion (optional)

Meatballs:
300 grams ground pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, soak sotanghon in water until soft then cut into desired length. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and mushroom.
2. Add water and bring to boil then add pork bouillon.
3. Add meatballs and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Add sotanghon noodles then simmer for another 2 minutes.
6. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with spring onion then serve immediately.

Beef Mami

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Mami is one of the most popular noodle soup dish that can be served during rainy or cold season, because of its hot and delicious soup and the tender of beef brisket gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
200 grams Asian or egg noodles
1 water or beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 beef bouillon cube
3-5 pieces star anise
a bunch of Chinese cabbage or baby bok choy, cleaned and chopped
small handful of spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Choices of toppings:
steamed dumplings
hard-boiled eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare noodles based on cooking instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add beef brisket then cooked until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water, beef bouillon and star anise then simmer until beef is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Keep warm.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, arrange noodles and Chinese cabbage.
2. Pour soup then top with beef brisket and other toppings.
3. Sprinkle with spring onions. Serve immediately with fish sauce.

Pansit Habhab

Filipino Style Recipe: Pansit Habhab is a popular noodle dish in Lucban, Quezon Province. This is commonly served on a banana leaf with vinegar then eaten directly to your mouth without using any utensils. Like other pansit dish, it consist of vegetables and pork liempo.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40-60 minutes
Good for 5-7 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pancit miki (miki lucban)
1/4 kilo pork liempo or leftover lechon kawali
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
5 tablespoons soy sauce or fish sauce
3 cups pork broth or water
1 cup Baguio beans or snow peas
1 chayote, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
3 bundles bok choy or pechay, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
4 tablespoons cooking oil
spicy vinegar to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry meat until golden brown and crispy.
2. Drain and let it cool then chopped into serving pieces. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and stir fry all veggies for 3 minutes or until half-done. Set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion.
3. Add fried meat, water, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to boil.
4. Add noodles then cook until it has absorbs the liquid and tender.
5. Add vegetables then cook until done.
6. Turn off the heat and transfer into banana leaves then serve with vinegar.

Seafood Pansit Bihon Guisado

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood pansit bihon guisado is another variety of popular Filipino dish consists of cornstarch noodles(bihon). The bihon is usually soak and cook together with squid, shrimp, mussels and vegetables in broth and soy sauce. This is commonly serve in any occasions or in mid-afternoon snacks.

I highly recommend HOBE Special Bihon, it is made from the finest-milled cornstarch yet maintaining the taste and quality of the bihon. The firmness and smoothness of bihon make it ideal for this recipe. HOBE Special Bihon is available in leading supermarkets and grocery stores.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40-60 minutes
Good for 8-10 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams cornstarch noodles(bihon), I used HOBE Special Bihon
12-15 pieces shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 pieces squid, cleaned and cut into rings
12-15 pieces mussels, boiled and removed from shells
100 grams fish balls, quartered(optional)
1/4 kilo snow peas(sitsaro)
2 cups cabbage, sliced into strips
1 carrot, julienned
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 cups shrimp broth(shrimp heads mashed then boiled in water with salt)
4 tablespoons soy sauce
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste
200 grams calamansi

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big bowl with water, soak noodles for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large wok, heat oil then stir fry fish balls until color turns to light brown. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same wok, saute garlic and onions then add shrimp, mussels and squid. Saute until shrimp color turns to pink. Remove and set aside.
3. In a same work, pour broth, soy sauce, salt and pepper then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add vegetables then simmer for 5 minutes or until half cooked. Remove and set aside except for the liquid.
5. Add soaked noodles then toss until the liquid absorb.(Make sure the liquid is enough for the noodles to cook and absorb).
6. Put back all the ingredients then cooked 2 minutes. Mix well.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste then remove from heat. Serve hot with calamansi.

Miki Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: miki noodle soup is another delicious noodle soup similar to mami and lomi. Like other noodle dish, this recipe is made of pork or chicken meat, vegetables, dumplings and miki noodles which is thinner compared to lomi noodles. We added shrimps, squid balls and more vegetables to enhance the taste. This is commonly serve during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 5-8 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams miki noodles
200 grams pork belly, slice into small pieces
100 grams squid balls, cut into half
150 grams shrimp, peeled
1 piece carrots, sliced
1 cabbage, chopped
1/4 kilo green beans or snow peas(sitsaro)
1 cup celery(kintsay), sliced
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
6 cups pork or chicken broth
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

100 grams mushrooms(taingang daga)(optional)
100 grams chicken breast or liver(optional)
1/4 cup spring onions, diced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash miki noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add pork, liver and squid balls then cooked until color turns to brown.
3. Add oyster sauce and broth then stir and bring to boil.
4. Add shrimps and vegetables then stir fry until the vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add miki noodles then stir and cook for 3 minutes or until soft and tender.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to a serving plate then garnish with spring onion. Serve and enjoy.

Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: chicken curry noodle soup is a popular Asian noodle soup. This dish is consists of chicken pieces cooked in curry powder, chicken stock and coconut milk then serve with noodles. I also add potatoes and tokwa as extender. The soup has flavorful and spicy taste which is good to serve during rainy season and cold weather.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
200 grams egg noodles
500 grams chicken, cut into serving pieces
1.2 liters chicken stock
400 ml coconut milk
3 potatoes, cut into cubes
350 grams tokwa, cut into cubes
2 onions, chopped
6 gloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons curry powder(dissolved in 1 cup chicken stock)
2 tablespoons calamansi or lime juice
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon rosemary(optional)
1 chicken bouillon(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare noodles based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry potatoes and tokwa. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic, onion and rosemary.
2. Add chicken then stir cook until light brown. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper.
3. Add dissolved curry powder, chicken stock, coconut milk and chicken bouillon then simmer until chicken is tender.
4. Add fried potatoes, tofu and calamansi juice then adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer for a couple minutes.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, Add cooked noodles then pour chicken curry soup. Serve hot.

Sotanghon Soup with Patola and Egg

Filipino Style Recipe: Sotanghon soup with patola and egg is another noodle soup dish that usually serve during rainy season. The pork sauteed then cooked with patola and sotanghon noodles. Topped with egg slices and saffron before serve.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1 big-sized sponge gourd(patola), peeled and sliced
2 packs sotanghon noodles
4 eggs, boiled, peeled and sliced
150 grams pork, cut into small pieces or shrimps
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
fish sauce and pepper to taste
1 pork broth cubes(optional)
1/2 teaspoon saffron(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a saucepan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork and fish sauce then cook until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water and pork broth cubes then simmer for 10 minutes or until the meat is tender.
4. Add patola and cook for 2 minutes then season with fish sauce and pepper.
6. Add sotanghon noodles and simmer for 1 minute.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Top with sliced eggs and saffron.

Adobo Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobo pasta or pork adobo pasta is another delicious and tasty pasta made of Filipino adobo. This is another innovation on how to recycle the left-over adobo. This dish is very simple and easy to follow, normally the adobo meat shredded into flakes then saute until brown and crisp. Then toss in pasta together with black olives and spring onion. If pork adobo is not available,

Estimated time of preparation: 5 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
400 grams spaghetti pasta or any pasta
1/2 kilo pork adobo(preferably left-over), shredded into flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup black olives, sliced(optional)
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (optional)
chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic until light brown.
2. Add adobo flakes and chili flakes then stir fry until brown and crisp.
3. Add pasta, black olives, olive oil, salt and pepper then toss to coat.
4. Turn off the heat then transfer to serving plate and garnish with spring onion. Serve.

Sotanghon Patola Soup with Siomai

Filipino Style Recipe: sotanghon patola soup with siomai is another easy and mouth-watering soup dish that usually during rainy season. Usually the sotanghon noodles, luffa(patola) and siomai boiled in water until done then season with fish sauce and pepper according to taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 5 servings

Ingredients:
2 packs sotanghon noodles
1 medium-sized luffa(patola), peeled and sliced diagonally
12 pieces siomai(pork or beef)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
fish sauce or salt and ground pepper to taste

1 pork bouillon(pork cube),(optional)
1 egg, beaten(optional)
spring onion, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, soak sotanghon in water until soft then cut into desired length. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onion
2. Add water and bring to boil then add pork bouillon.
3. Add siomai and simmer until 5 minutes or until cooked.
4. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Add sotanghon noodles and patola then simmer for another 2 minutes.
6. Turn off the heat then pour beaten egg while keep stirring.
7. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with spring onion then serve immediately.