Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sundays at my Aunt's Place: Pancit Luglug and Tokwat Baboy

Sundays at my Aunt's place is always a treat, and for an afternoon snack, noodles and a tofu pork dish are on the menu.

Pancit Luglug, a local noodle dish with thin rice noodles and topped with a thick shrimp sauce, crushed chicharon (deep-fried pork rinds), sliced boiled eggs, green onions and bean sprouts. Pancit, a term for noodle dishes in Filipino cuisine,  is derived from the Chinese Hokkien pian i sit, loosely translated as a noodle dish that is cooked fast and quick. The Chinese influence in local cuisine is strong, and most of these influences remain popular mainstream dishes. 

Squeeze a little kalamansi (native lime), some fish sauce and deep fried garlic, and you're good to go.

Pair the noodle dish with some Tokwat Baboy (deep-fried and crisp tofu with pig's ears and cheeks), and the mid-afternoon meal is set. The pork is boiled for hours until the meat is tender, spiced with vinegar, soy sauce, red onions, garlic, and pepper. Goes well with a cold beer too.

Sundays are pretty awesome at my Aunt's place. Can't wait for next Sunday...

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  1. You're a lucky man to get such delicious Sunday lunches!! I love the noodle dish... the eggs look so nice on top. :)

  2. That seemed like a wonderful Sunday lunch. Wish I got invited too! :-)

  3. Nothing like home cooking with family on a Sunday. This lot looks proper delish. A.


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