Food for the Gods & Love from Above

Food for the gods… So dramatic sounding, but really, it’s a traditional Filipino pastry, served usually during the holidays.  It will always remind me of my childhood.  I have never questioned the origin of its name, nor have I ever questioned the ingredients that make it up… except until recently.  It may not be obvious…

Pancit Bihon: “Long Life”

In Filipino culture, it’s tradition to eat noodles on one’s birthday.  The long noodles represent long life.  A classic Filipino noodle dish is pancit bihon that uses Chinese rice noodles.  It’s got a soy-citrus taste with some kind of meat for more flavor.  In general, I usually only eat pancit during family parties, but I…