Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 44: Chop Suey

As you can see, Amerikan Samoa is right at the cross roads of the pacific. In such a location, it would be hard not to have influences from around the world. The first time I had this dish it was called pancit which is a noodle dish from the Philippines. The chop suey I'm used to has a thick noodle, not rice noodles, but this dish is still fantastic and a great way to get in some added veggies. Any veggie will pretty much work but I wouldn't serve this to a Samoan in it's vegan version or you might have an angry guest wondering why "there wasn't even any chop in it"

Samoan Chop Suey
1 pkg rice noodles
chopped green cabbage
chopped carrot
chopped onion
chopped celery
about 1/4 c soy sauce
vegetable broth
green onion

In a large pan saute the onion and garlic in oil till fragrant. You know it's fragrant when your husband comes into the kitchen asking what you're cooking and if its ready. Now add the noodles, soy sauce , and vegetable broth. Cook everything till the noodles are soft and the liquid is gone. You may need to add more broth as you go. Top with green onion and serve.

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