Have you heard of odong noodles? It’s a type of flour noodles native to Visayas and Mindanao and I have only come across this recently when one of our angels came back from her vacation in Catarman, Samar. It was a pleasant surprise!
Interestingly, odong noodles is (only) made up of flour and salt, making this an easy and absolutely cheap option for those who are vegan or vegan curious. A small pack is affordable and the entire packet consists of about 10 to 12 packs which can definitely feed a family.
Odong noodles typically uses sardines or tinapa and is served (thick) soup style.
Here is my version of an easy vegan odong noodles using what I could find in my pantry.
1 pack odong noodles
100g pancit bihon
1 pack shiitake mushrooms
6 bundles of mustasa leaves
Seasoning such as light soya sauce, sesame oil, pepper
1. Soak bihon noodles in hot water for about 10 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil and add garlic. Sauté until aromatic.
3. Add sliced shiitake mushrooms and cook for a few minutes
4. Add odong noodles. These noodles soak up the water so add your broth to cook the noodles.
5. Add bihon noodles and mix to combine with the odong noodles.
6. Put seasonings and add more broth or water as needed.
7. Lastly, add the leaves and cook for a few minutes. Top with leeks as garnish
Delicious, healthy and absolutely sustainable. You can customize as you wish and use the ingredients and spices you prefer. This odong noodles is quite enjoyable. Have fun making this!
Yield: Serves 4 to 5 as a side
Happy cooking! — Kay Calpo-Lugtu
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