SO MUCH FUN SATURDAY – (the greatest day of the week!)
Noodles, watching movies with male eye candy and staying in a Moroccan decorated home is what I’ll be doing tonight. My Filipino coworker invited me to partake of her delicious culture while staying overnight. Her husband who is Moroccan, is visiting Morocco so hence the movies with eye candy. Here’s a little background on my favorite Filipino food pancit. mmmmmm pancit….
Pancit or pansit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine. Noodles were introduced into the Philippines by the Chinese and have since been adopted into local cuisine. The term pancit means “something conveniently cooked fast.”
Different kinds of noodles can be found in Filipino supermarkets which can then be cooked at home. Noodle dishes are also standard fare in local restaurants. Food establishments specializing in noodles are often referred to as panciterias.
Nancy Reyes Lumen of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism writes that according to food lore handed down from the Chinese, noodles should be eaten on one’s birthday. They are therefore commonly served at birthday celebrations and Chinese restaurants in the Philippines often have “birthday noodles” listed on their menus. However, she warns that since “noodles represent long life and good health; they must not be cut short so as not to corrupt the symbolism.”
If you would like to make your own pancit, here is a recipe!
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!