August 18, 2011

Food Friday: Batchoy

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Luna Miranda's Food Friday entry last Friday inspired me to make batchoy which I haven't had for over 20 years and this is the first time I made the dish. I topped the egg noodle soup with strips of precooked beef, pork, chicharron, lechon kawali, fried shallots, fried garlic, chopped chives, and calamansi juice. Sarap!

fresh egg noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 shallot, finely minced
4 cups clarified well seasoned beef and pork stock
sea salt, to taste
strips of cooked beef and pork, keep warm
chicharron strips
crispy fried shaved garlic
crispy fried shallots
chopped chives or scallions
calamansi or lemon juice
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil and saute garlic and onion over medium heat. Add stock, add salt if necessary, and let simmer on low heat until ready to use. Boil water in another saucepan and cook egg noodles. Portion noodles in individual bowls, top with desired toppings except calamansi, ladle hot stock to cover, and serve immediately with calamansi or lemon juice.

If you cannot find fresh miki (fat-ish egg noodles), it's easy to make and you don't really need a pasta machine although it helps a lot if you have one.

Homemade Egg Noodles

Egg Noodles

2¼ cups all-purpose flour plus extra for rolling
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
3 eggs
¼ cup light olive oil
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs and oil and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Transfer on kitchen counter and knead a few times until soft and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 20 minutes. Divide into 4 portions. Roll one portion into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle, about 16 inches long, dusting with flour if sticky. With a pizza cutter, cut into ¼ inch strips. Dust with flour to separate strips. Cook immediately or place on a lightly floured sheet pan while rolling and slicing the rest of the dough.


maiylah said...

drooling...just looking at the shot! then when i read 'calamansi'...omgosh. i just know that i need to cook (or have one delivered, hahaha) one of these real soon!!!! LOL

wow, you made your own noodles? i want to do that, too!
bookmarked! :D

Unknown said...

wow, that's a fully-loaded batchoy! that looks so good! mukhang mapapa-batchoy na naman ako nito mamaya. hahaha

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed! You even made your egg noodles from scratch!!!

Unknown said...

wow, will try that too :)

thanks for sharing!

RickG said...

Yum! Happy hubby...

Mirage said...

I can have that now Oggi...gosh I miss visiting your blog...warm greetings from up here!

wok with ray said...

Oh this is too much. Your post is making me crave for batchoy with all goodies you have there as toppings. You made your own noodles too? Wow, you are amazing, Oggi!

Have a great weekend!

~ ray ~

Tita Flips said...

Oggi... you are simply amazing and I am so hungry right now looking at the batchoy that i can eat my arm!

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