Updated: Mar 22
A popular dish from the Philippines, Pancit Molo is a dish which is more of a soup rather than a pancit (which is noodle in Tagalog) it shares the similarity with the Wonton Noodle Soup usually without noodles but for this version, I add misua. This dish originated from the province of Iloilo which is also known for La Paz batchoy, Bacalao, Dinuguan, Puto and Piyaya, this is one of my favourite Filipino cuisines.
Misua or also known as, wheat vermicelli are a very thin variety of salted noodles made from wheat flour. It originated in Fujian, China. The noodles differ from mifen and cellophane noodles in that those varieties are made from rice and mung beans, respectively. It is very light and soft but gives soups a thicker texture.
Since we are lazy (hence the tamad cook), here's a hack on how to make this dish using the following items and ingredients.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 servings
Cookware that is best for soup. I highly recommend investing in a dutch oven from Le Creuset available at Sur La Table
1 tbsp Avocado oil
1/2 lb Ground Chicken
20 Wonton wrappers
1/2 Small can of water chestnuts, minced (optional)
10 pcs Uncooked Shrimp (mince 5 pcs, slice the other 5)
Misua (optional) (2 bunches)
1/2 small onion
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 chicken bouillon
1 box 32 oz chicken broth
1 cup Cabbage strips
Fish sauce to taste
1 tsp sesame oil.
For the soup
Heat avocado oil in a soup pan
Saute garlic and onion until translucent
Add the sliced shrimp, let it cook until a bit pink.
Pour the chicken broth
Let it boil
For the filling
In a bowl combine ground chicken, waterchestnut, minced shrimp, egg. Add garlic salt or just salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Wrap the filling into the wonton. Here are some sample techniques. Set aside.
Finish the soup
1. As soon as the broth is boiling, add the chicken bouillon, then add the cabbage. Stir.
2. Then add the wonton 1 at a time. Lower the heat to Medium-Low
3. Once you see the wonton floating on top, add fish sauce and pepper to taste.
4. You can add 1/2 cup of water if you want.
5. When it is fully boiling, turn off and add sesame oil. It will give it that asian restaurant taste.
6. Serve hot and enjoy!
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