Reader, meet Rose. Rose grew up in a mountainous area of the Philippines where she lived in a tiny one-roomed wooden house along with 14 relatives. There was no money for school fees and little food. At 7-years-old, Rose was sponsored through Compassion and her life changed.
She was able to go to school, get health check-ups and eat nutritious meals at the local Compassion project. Today, Rose has a Masters in Education and is able to support her family in the Philippines.
When she was a sponsored child, one of Rose’s favourite meals was Pancit Bihon or Filipino Noodles. On Saturday 9 April, Rose will be cooking this dish at Creationfest at the Eden Project. But for those of you who can’t make it to Cornwall, here’s her delicious recipe!
Pancit Bihon (Filipino Noodles)
1 kg vermicelli noodles
1 tbspn of olive or vegetable oil
1 onion, finely sliced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
500g chicken breasts, sliced
1 cube of chicken or vegetables stock (dissolve in hot water)
1 cabbage (approx.200g)
3 carrots, julienned
200g green beans, julienned
1/4 cup soy sauce
Submerge the dry noodles in boiled water and set them aside while you prepare everything else.
Place a large skillet or wok on the stove over a medium heat and pour in the vegetable oil.
Add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are soft.
Add the chicken, cook for 5 minutes and then add the soy sauce.
Add the cabbage and carrots and cook until the cabbage is soft.
Remove the noodles from the water and drain until they're no longer dripping. Add to the pan and toss over a medium heat until well mixed.
If you prefer a moist Pancit, add a little bit more water (you may want to try it first though).
It’s ready! Serve your Pancit on a large platter and enjoy.