Saturday, June 9, 2012

Psssst, anyone for Pancit Habhab (Pancit Lucban)?



Pancit Habhab or Pancit Lucban is a mouth-watering culinary delicacy of Lucban, Quezon made of  sautéed noodles (from rice flour), chopped pork, shrimps and vegetables mixed with white onion and garlic. It's like a typical pancit but with a kick of sourness from coconut vinegar served separately. It could be a substitute to calamondin which we normally mix in most types of pancit. Traditionally, it is eaten "habhab"-style like in a speed-eating competition. The dish is placed on a rectangular banana leaf and eaten without using any utensils of any kind but using only your mouth.

Dare?

Luckily, this one has been plated complete with a bottle of pink coconut vinegar (not in picture) because we ordered it from Hotel Aramin's room service. I had no chance to eat it habhab-style. With that, I have a reason to come back next year's Pahiyas Festival to really experience the so called Pancit Habhab.


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