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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lutong Bahay: Birthday Noodles

Lutong Bahay will be a short tag on the title which I'll use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house.

It's been exactly a week after my little sister spent her 17th birthday. However, it's funny how one of her closest friends just gave us a pot of home-cooked Birthday Noodles yesterday, wishing my sister a belated birthday and long life. (This particular friend is also my sister's college classmate now.)

My attempt on plating the noodles

Although I find it a little funny that her friend gave this a week later, even when they see each other everyday, it's still very thoughtful of her to give this traditional Chinese birthday offering.

Her version is of misua noodles, topped with chicken meat, squid, shrimps, mushrooms, fried garlic, green onions and peanuts. My dad found the noodles a little oily, but nonetheless, very flavorful.

Birthday Noodles in the pot

My dad said we should return the pot with uncracked raw eggs -- another Chinese tradition I still cannot understand. But the funny thing is, my sister's friend owns a poultry business and usually gives us a free tray of eggs! *toinks*

How about you, what's your favorite kind of noodles? And do you usually serve noodles (of any form) in your birthday celebrations?

18 comments :

  1. So far, I've been a loyal fan of Lola Inda's Bam-i. It's very flavorful and the canton is always cooked just right.

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  2. Gusto ko pancit palabok :)yung sa 2nd picture, may skin pa yung peanuts or ganyan talaga kulay?

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  3. Hi! Thanks for visiting my site earlier :)
    My family loves noodles, although we're not Chinese :D From the the usual pancit palabok, canton and miki-bihon to phad thai, kweoyteow and hofan. There's always some form of noodle dish during birthdays, whether there's a party or not.. :D

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  4. suddenly, parang gusto ko ng misua :( Personally, I prefer palabok and pansit bihon over canton. And I don't know if it's just me but I get full easily when I eat canton...maybe because the noodles are thicker?haha nonsense;p Onga, yung peanuts ganyan talaga?

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  5. Hi sis, we named you as one of our 15 fave blogs. :)

    http://footnotesandmargins.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/footnote-1/

    That blog is connected to our original one, http://thebackgroundstory.com.


    Your plating attempt is good! It made me hungry!

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  6. I think i've tasted this and yes this noodle is a chinese dishes and i think i tasted this in Tondon at my mom's friend. My mom is chinese, but i dont look like chinese since my dad is ilocano LOL, and my mom is fond of buying and cooking chinese food, which i miss na naman. Hay... thanks for this post, it really reminds me about my mom.

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  7. great photos, not bad in styling (or plating) the noodles, too :)

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  8. Sis, to answer the comment you left on our blog (in case you don't see that one) ...

    Don't worry, you've been talking to one person only, me, L. I'm the same person posting links to our blog on Girltalk. :)

    A and M don't leave comments using this account. C comments, but on other blogs, which in turn I don't comment on. :)

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  9. @Jeo and @Iamadie: Yung peanuts are still coated.. :) In Chinese cuisine, peanuts with coat/skin is usually used in the dish, like in kiampong rice (kiam peng).

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  10. Requirement may noodle pag may birthday ... and I heart misua guisado and birthday noodles.

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  11. i love the shots that I wish those are mine =)
    good job! mukhang ansarap kahit hindi ako fan ng pancit..

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  12. Sodium Erythorbate *nom nom nom nom*November 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    Palabok FTW!!! nom nom nom nom... xp

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  13. Birthday noodles? Sorry sis. First time to hear about that. I wanna taste it! For instant noodles, favorite noodles ko ay Nissin XO noodles.

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  14. I love Birthday Noodles! and yes, birthdays aren't complete withour noodles. For long life! :)

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  15. Misua made me miss my Mama! She is a very good cook and she always cook birthday noodles during our birthdays!

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  16. wow! a birthday noodles! it so amazing to see that the birthday noodles have a toppings of peanuts i love noodles and also my younger daughter,i would like to try to to do this and i know that my daughter will like it also...

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  17. wow! a birthday noodles! it so amazing to see that the birthday noodles have a toppings of peanuts i love noodles and also my younger daughter,i would like to try to to do this and i know that my daughter will like it also...

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