Pancit Bihon Guisado Recipe

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Pancit Bihon Guisado is another popular cuisine in our family, especially in our culture.It is commonly serve during special occasions or gatherings. There are many variations of Pancit, but my favorite of all Pancit is the Pancit Bihon Guisado. Not only it is very easy and simple to prepare but also the ingredients are healthy and affordable. So, what is exactly Pancit Bihon Guisado?

      Pancit Bihon or Pansit Bihon Guisado is a type of noodle dish which makes use of thin rice noodles known as bihon. The Chinese introduced pancit to the Filipinos – from then on, it has been a favorite noodle dish among the locals. It is said that noodles symbolizes long life; for this reason, pancit bihon and other types of pancit are served during birthday parties and special gatherings.

The name Pancit bihon guisado pertains to how pancit bihon is cooked. Guisado or Gisado means to sauté; this describes the dish wherein the thin rice noodles are sautéed with pork or chicken, shrimp, vegetables (such as carrots, snow peas or snap peas, and cabbage), soy sauce, and other special ingredients.

Ingredients

    • 1 (8 ounce) package rice noodles, bihon
    • 1 lb chicken breast and pork, cut into cubed or thin slices
    • 12 cup teriyaki sauce
    • 5 garlic gloves, minced
    • 2 cups cabbage, chopped
    • 1 cup carrot, sliced
    • 1 cup onion, sliced
    • 1 pc  chicken cube or broth (knorr)
    • 3 to 4 cups water
    • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
    • 5 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 12 cup green onion(optional)

lime or lemon slice (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium high heat, Saute the garlic and onion
  2. Add the pork and chicken then let cook for 2 minutes
  3. Add the chicken cube and water then simmer for 15 minutes
  4. Put in the carrots, and cabbage, and simmer for a few minutes
  5. Remove all the ingredients in the pot except for the liquid and set them aside
  6. In the pot with the liquid in, add the soy sauce,terriyaki sauce and mix well
  7. Add the pancit bihon (makes sure to first soak it in water for about 10 minutes) and mix well. Cook until liquid evaporates completely
  8. Put-in the vegetables and meat that were previously cooked and simmer for a minute or two
  9. Serve with the green onions and lime or lemon juice from the lime or lemon slices.Share and enjoy!

Pancit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In Filipino cuisine, pancit or pansit are noodles. Noodles were introduced into the Philippines by the Chinese and have since been adopted into local cuisine. The term pancit is derived from the Hokkienpian i sit (Chinese: 便ê食; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: piān-ê-si̍t or Chinese: 便食; pinyin: biàn shí) which literally means “convenient food.”[1] 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.[1] They are 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.”[1]

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Starting to solid food

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I can vividly remember the very first day I have to switch my baby to solid food. I was very worried if he will eat it or if he is even ready yet.Introducing solids to your baby can be both exciting and intimidating, but feeling confident and ready can help take some of the anxiety out of those first meals.At this point, you may have a plan or are confused because you have received too much advice from family and friends with different opinions to help you prepare for your baby’s transition to solid food.When you read my previous blog about Colic baby. I have mentioned the new parent support that we used, and helped me a lot about almost everything with my baby and during my entire pregnancy.So, when exactly  to expect it? Mostly babies are ready to start solids between 4 and 6 months. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends the 6-month mark as the best time to start a baby on solid foods, since by then a baby’s digestive system has developed the enzymes necessary to digest a greater variety of foods.Your infant should be able to sit with support and have good neck and head control.

Start with single ingredient solids first. Wait 2-3 days between each new food to ensure there is no allergic reaction. If your baby develops a rash, vomiting or diarrhea, seek guidance from your pediatrician.If you are a fun of Gerber, they have guides on every product that they have for your baby. I highly recommend those yogurt melts and puff for a starter.(Always read label and instructions before giving it to your baby.)When your baby is interested in solid food, chances are she or he won’t be shy about letting you know. Now, here is a short video that will give you peace of mind direct from the Expert: Dr. David Hill

 

Adobo Kid

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What is Adobo?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adobo (from Spanish adobar: “marinade,” “sauce” or “seasoning”) is a popular dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. It has sometimes been considered as the unofficial national dish in the Philippines.[1]

If you mention Adobo, majority of Filipino knows how to cook them but every Island and Region have their own way of cooking this very popular dish. Honestly, this dish is not only known to Filipino people but also became very in demand to non Filipino. In our household, my son always ask me to cook it for him. It has been also one of my husband’s fave dish. Here in the States or anywhere abroad, it is hard to find Filipino ingredients, if you are not living in big cities. Since my son love the dish, he even call himself Adobo kid. It really touched me when he embraces my culture.So, I decided to share with you a video which I found on youtube on how to cook this mouthwatering dish.