I once made my bully love me after I fed her with my Mom’s bam-i. Almost abruptly, she started being nice to me after her first plate of my bam-i. This dish is so good, I eat it like there’s no tomorrow.
One of mom’s many signature dishes, I love this one for many reasons. For one it is a symphony of flavors that get me going for seconds ALWAYS when it is served. The linamnam factor of the canton and sotanghon combined, the juicy chicken that dictates the general taste of the pansit, the asim (sour component) of the calamansi that goes well in contrast with the garlicky taste and aroma the garlic gives just blows me away. Ahh, give me that plate of bam-i now!
500 grams canton
300 grams sotanghon
2 whole chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
2 medium-sized carrots, cut into strips
1/2 cup dahon ng sibuyas, chopped
3/4 cups celery, chopped
5 pcs calamansi, halved
1 onion, sliced
2 heads of garlic, minced
1 liter chicken stock
3 tbsps fish sauce (patis)
salt and pepper to taste
In a casserole, saute garlic until golden brown. Drain excess oil. Set aside.
In the same pan, saute onion until translucent in color. Add chicken and celery. Season with salt and pepper and fish sauce. Throw in carrots and stir for about two minutes.
Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Mix in pancit canton and sotanghon.
Cook until liquid is gone and pancit tender and moist.
Prepare roasted garlic, calamansi and chopped dahon ng sibuyas in mini containers and use as ‘budbod’ once pancit has been served.
Serve with your favorite toast.