Cellophane noodles, instant noodles | Comment (0)
Lucky me! that I have good friends that feed my noodle obsession. When I peruse the noodle isle, I am usually drawn to the Japanese and Korean noodles first and end up with a basket full before I even get to anything else. Fortunately for me I get all kinds of interesting noodles that I wouldn’t otherwise come upon if it weren’t for me peeps. This being one of them. I got a whole shlew of Filipino brand noodles for my birthday last year. The portion size is very snack appropriate. Included with the individually wrapped bean thread noodles were a packet of seasoning, packet of oil, dehydrated carrots and chicken bits. Well, all the ingredients went in the bowl along with hot water from my Zojirushi water dispenser, covered the bowl up and the wait began. I was pretty content with how the noodles came out, they were chewy and a little on the gelatinous side – perfect! The soup is a simple soup with a strong flavors of onion and carrots. The star was really the noodles though and wish the soup had more of a unique Filipino flavor.
instant noodles | Comments (6)
Assembling non-broth noodles or dry noodles as I like to call them is always fun. Because of the extra steps, I feel as if I’m actually making the noodles from scratch…well sort of. As with most “dry noodles”, there were 3 sauce packets: 1 seasoning powder, 1 packet of hardened oil and 1 packet of a thick soy based sauce. So I poured all the seasonings into my dish and added the cooked and drained noodles and mixed! I usually don’t drain the noodles thoroughly because the extra water helps in mixing everything together. Make sure to mix well so that teeny bit of sauce coats all the noodles. These noodles were pretty tasty and almost tasted like the real thing. I would highly recommend adding a squeeze or two of lemon juice. You can’t have pancit without lemon or even better, kalamansi if available! I should have shredded the cabbage into thinner slices but I was lazy. Sliced celery and carrots would have been a great addition too.