Cantonese style noodles
Pansit (or noodles) is probably one Pinoy dish that is ever present in a Filipino gathering, especially in a birthday celebration. It's traditional to serve pansit on birthdays because the noodles is said to represent everybody's wish for the celebrator's long life.
Luk Yuen's Cantonese style noodles is a friend's favorite. It's a little sweet, no veggies, no other meat but strips of ham, and garnished with sesame seeds. Below is the traditional Pansit Canton, noodles are sauteed with with pork, shrimps, liver, fish balls and veggies (cabbage and carrots). Pansit Canton and Puto (rice cake) with cheese were brought over by my landlady yesterday afternoon---it was her 68th birthday. With a bottle of soda, it was a perfect Sunday merienda!
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