Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bam-i (Pansit Guisado)

It's my Mama's birthday today and as tradition says, serve pansit or noodles for long life. :-)
Check this classic recipe from my Mama's memory recipe book.

1/4 kilo dried canton noodles
1/4 kilo sotanghon (vermicelli) noodles, dipped in water before cooking
1/2 chicken backbone, chopped
8-10 pcs. baguio beans, sliced diagonally
8-10 pcs. sweet peas, tips removed
2 pcs. medium carrots, sliced into strips
3-4 cabbage leaves, sliced into strips
1-2 medium onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2- cups water for chicken stock
kalamansi (optional)
salt to taste

1. In a pan, place chicken and add water, bring to a boil until tender. Set chicken aside, save the liquid separately for use later.
2. Add oil in the pan and sautee garlic and onion. Add in chicken and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add in salt, depending to taste.
3. Add in vegetables, then the chicken stock and follow sotanghon and canton noodles. Mix well and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
4. Serve in a plate. Sprinkle with kalamansi juice for added taste.