In the Philippines, egg noodles are either round or flat, or thin or thick. All kinds are used interchangeably for soups and stir fries. The thick variety (called “miki” locally) was used for this stir fried egg noodles with pork and vegetables. Stir fried thick noodles are popularly known as pancit miki in the Philippines.
The kikiam used here is commercial kikiam which contains a lot of starch, as opposed to the better quality tawpe (bean curd skin) wrapped kikiam sold sliced in Chinese restaurants. Why not use the better kind? Because the meat will come loose during cooking.
You need only one pan to cook this stir fried egg noodles with pork and vegetables. A wok is ideal but a good frying pan will do as well.
Start by lightly frying the sliced kikiam.
Scoop out the kikiam, brown the pork then add the aromatics.
And then the liver.
The vegetables go in next.
By the time the vegetables are done, the meat would be done as well.
Season the stir fried meat and vegetables.
Toss in the noodles and you’re done.
- 250 g. of pancit miki, boiled and rinsed (see instructions)
- 300 g. of pork belly, boiled and cut into half-inch cubes
- 100 g. of commercial kikiam, sliced
- 50 to 75 g. of pork liver, sliced thinly
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 to 2 carrots, julienned
- 12 Baguio beans, trimmed and sliced diagonally
- ¼ of a head of white cabbage, shredded
- 2 tbsps. of cooking oil
- about 4 tbsps. of light soy sauce
- about 2 tbsps. of kalamansi juice (lemon or lime juice may be substituted)
- freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan. Brown the sliced kikiam. Transfer to a plate.
- Into the remaining oil, add the pork and cook until the edges are lightly browned. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about one minute.
- Add the pork liver. Stir.
- Add the carrot and beans. Stir fry for about 30 seconds.
- Add the shredded cabbage. Stir.
- Season with soy sauce, kalamansi juice and pepper.
- Add the noodles and kikiam. Stir fry just until everything is heated through.
- Serve at once with more soy sauce and kalamansi juice on the side.