Oct 8, 2007

Left Overs


I was in Baguio for two days last week. As expected, I bought Baguio goodies, primarily vegetables. I bought them thinking of cooking chopsuey. I was able to do that but there were still left over broccolis and cauli flowers.

We still have the pansit bato I bought during my trip to Bicol a month ago or so. A pack of Chinese sausage is sitting on the ref which is supposed to be for Yang Chow. But I was not able to prepare Yang Chow because there was no available frozen green peas at SM Supermarket when I dropped by. A great idea from hubby is to make pansit bato for merienda and use all these ingredients. So that's what we had Sunday afternoon. Brilliant!

Pansit bato got its name because of the place where it is sold - Bato, Camarines Sur. I am not really sure what difference these noodles have compared to other noodles sold in the supermarket. The hubby says there is no aftertaste unlike most noodles. It is also very affordable at twenty five pesos per kilo (roughly .56USD).


Pansit is very easy to prepare and very quick. Saute garlic and onion. Put in bits of pork until golden brown. A little water (depends on how many kilos of noodles you have) and then goes the noodles. My husband puts in shrimp puree as he calls it to create a seafood taste. He squeezes the head of the shrimp to get the juice and pour them in the pan. Put in salt according to taste. As soon as the noodles are tender, put in all the other ingredients - patola (sponge gourd), Chinese sausage, shrimp and last, cauli flower.

After the pansit, a little dessert capped the snack time. My favorite ube (yam) jam straight from the City of Pines. Tantamco's is the most salable brand next to Good Shepherd. Its sweetness is just right and the bits of whole yam are easy to chew. I love it!



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Mood: Geeky.
Music: The Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani

24 comments:

Yen said...

Yummy! I love Ube Jam! :D TF dropping by..

Bengbeng said...

thanks,i can modify a little and cook this dish too :)

Sandy Carlson said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for the narrative, too. Great WS post.

Carver said...

Those look delicious. I love how colorful the food is. Makes a great picture.

Joyismygoal said...

That looks awesome YUMM i will try something close but I NEVER heard of Yam jam it sounds like apple butter

janeywan said...

That looks delicious!

Thanks for stopping by my Weekend Snapshot. Visit again.

Ah Bong said...

the yam jam looks delicious

Kero said...

now you are making me crave for pancit! i do not know where to get one heer in Dthe east. The ube jam looks really delicious too. Its a staple when you visit Baguio. Thank you for visiting and hope you have a great week ahead!

♥Shabem®♥ said...

Oh I love pancit! Yours is delish.

SabineM said...

What an interesting color for the second photo! I bet it is yummy!
All this food is making me hungry! Time for lunch!!!

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Oh my gosh, I am hungry now! LOL

I love asian food. I so wish I was able to cook it... :-)

mousey said...

I can live with pancit as everyday meal even without meat or just a few veggies on it.

tantamco's ube jam is the best. we have imported here but not as delicious as that.

**"Liza"** said...

Hmmm looks yummy!!Ha thats interesting when I come home ill try that pancit...never heard of that one..have a great week!

etteY said...

wow! ang sarap! favorite ko ang pansit at ube halaya! I miss baguio!

sasha said...

A lot of you posted food pictures... gutom ako! Hehehe... I love pancit, that looks really delicious :)

Happy WS

Ladynred said...

Love pansit and Ube halaya! Great photos!

tanabata said...

Yum! I could go for some noodles right about now. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!

Mommy2JL said...

Mmmm! Looks absolutely delish!

Jayme said...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

My friends gave me choco crinkles from Baguio yesterday and it's ruining my diet.

Because of your pic, I'm now craving for pansit.

:)

Judy said...

The noodles look really good. Chinese sausage? You like Chinese sausage? Can't get nice decent ones here.

What is that yam thing for? :P

Ah Bong said...

great ws post..i love food posts :)

melai said...

wow okey sa weekend snapshot may kasama pang recipe :)

thess said...

What a truly mouthwatering entry!
sorry for my late reaction...I want to thank you for visiting my first WS entry.

have a fine day!

rowena said...

Hi Lynn, kakagutom pancit mo. we have pancit once a week here at home. btw, have you tried the pancit cabagan (of cagayan), sarap. They use carabao meat and fried eggs as toppings. I missed ube halaya of good shepherd's.