Pancit Sotanghon Na May Hipon is a dish fit for the holiday season. You can prepare this during family reunions, holiday potluck, Christmas dinner, and during New Year’s eve. I love to have this with few pieces of lumpiang shanghai dipped in homemade sweet and sour sauce. Delicious! Aside from being yummy and very tasty, […]
Pancit Sotanghon is a delicious noodle dish. This recipe features a combination of ingredients that make the entire dish look and taste special. Pancit Sotanghon is at its best when lemon or calamansi is squeezed on top before eating. Preparing pancit sotanghon is not complicated. Although it seems that there is a lot going on, […]
I am starting to cook different types of soups this week to keep myself warm from the dropping temperature. One of my favorite soups, which I also consider as a comfort food, is the Chicken Sotanghon Soup. I would describe this soup dish as a modified version of the regular Chicken Noodle Soup; but instead of using wide egg noodles, vermicelli noodles (sotanghon noodles) are utilized along with other special ingredients. The noodles and special ingredients make the soup more appetizing and comforting. If you’ll take a look at the image, you’ll notice that the soup has a reddish color. I used to have a reddish Chicken Sotanghon Soup when I was in the Philippines and I wanted to make a similar version today. I used annatto water to provide the reddish color. So, where did I get the annatto water? Similar to Annatto Oil, Annatto water can easily be made. All I needed was to soak the Annatto seeds (Atsuete seeds) in hot water for a few minutes and stirred the liquid to dilute the color. I discarded the seeds afterwards leaving a mixture of water and Annatto seed extract which is known as Annatto water.