Pansit Luglug

Filipino Style Recipe: pansit luglug is another popular noodle dish in the Philippines. This is similar to pansit palabok but luglug used a thick rice noodles. The sauce is consists of shrimp juice, annatto water, flour and fish sauce. Topped with tinapa flakes, sliced hard-boiled eggs, shrimps, squids and chicharon. Pansit is usually served during breakfast or even meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) and commonly sold along the streets.

500 grams thick rice noodles
8 pieces calamansi, sliced
spring onions for garnishing(optional)

200 grams ground pork
annatto water(dilute 1 tablespoon annatto seeds in 1/4 cup hot water)
1/2 cup flour or cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 pieces onions, chopped
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 shrimp cube(Bouillon cube)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup smoked fish(tinapa)(fried and flakes)
1/2 cup chicharong baboy, ground
1/2 cup shrimps, peeled(stir-fried)

Part 1
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil saute garlic and onion then add pork. Cook until brown.
2. Pour water, annatto water, shrimp cube and dissolved flour. Continue stirring until thicken.
3. Season with fish sauce and pepper according to taste. Keep warm and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a big bowl with water, soak noodles for at least 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Boil water in a pot. Place the soaked noodles in a strainer then dip in the boiling water.
3. Cook for 5 minutes or until firm and tender. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl.

Part 3
1. Pour the sauce on top then arrange toppings over the sauce.
2. Sprinkle with ground chicharon, tinapa flakes and spring onions then topped with hard boiled egg. Serve with calamansi.



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