Monday, November 26, 2012

Sardinas Pancit Sotanghon (Bean Thread Noodles with Sardines in Tomato Sauce)

Sardines is a perfect comfort food during rainy days,I usually have sardines as is, squeezed with lime and few drops of fish sauce on top, as simple as that. Some households cook it with miswa,a very thin variety of salted Chinese noodles made from wheat flour. My version used vermicelli or bean thread noodles, but not cooked in soup style, i prepared it in guisado or sauteed version. I also added lots
of vegetables for a healthy full meal on its own. Simple, easy on the budget and tastes wonderful! credits for the dish goes to Cristina Flores-De Guzman of Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner. Check her own version here.  Thanks for the inspiration! - HIR :)


2.oz (56 g) Vermicelli / Bean Thread Noodles

1 can 155 g. Ligo Regular Sardines in tomato sauce

1/2 head cabbage

1 carrot

1 sayote


chopped chinese parsley



olive oil

salt and pepper

1 cup water


1.In a large sauce pan over medium heat, saute onions until translucent in olive oil, add in garlic until lightly brown. Add carrots, cabbage and beans. toss well.

 2. Soak vermicelli noodles in water for 10 minutes ,then drain.

 3. Saute the sardines including sauce and 1 cup water. Bring to a slight boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Add in the soaked bean thread noodles and continue to simmer while stirring until noodles are cooked. Add pre cooked vegetables and simmer for another minute. Keep stirring until the sauce and vegetables are fully absorbed by the noodles. 

5. Top with chopped chinese parsley/kintsay.

A quick and easy comfort food on a rainy day. Yummy and easy to prepare. 

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