Poncit ? What's poncit you ask ? Poncit is a Philippine dish that tastes great !
When I was in the Navy I spent some time in the Republic of The Philippines at the U.S. Naval Base at Subic Bay.
A group of us sailors often went into town where we enjoyed lots of the local dishes . . . .
- 1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 small cabbage, shredded
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 medium-large carrots, julienne into 2 inch long sticks
- 2 medium-large ribs of celery, julienne into 2 inch long sticks
- 4 oz. of rice sticks (also known as "py mai fun", it usually comes in an 8 oz. package)
- Additional soy sauce and sweet & sour sauce for seasoning
- In a separate pan of hot water soak the rice sticks until soft, then cut with scissors into lengths 4-6 inches long.
- In a skillet, using medium heat, saute onions in the vegetable oil.
- Add garlic.
- Add cabbage, carrots and celery and stir together.
- Gradually add broth and soy sauce while cooking and stirring.
- Cook until the vegetables are just tender ; the liquids will be almost all absorbed / evaporated.
- Add drained rice sticks to the vegetables, mix together and cook until heated through (about 1-2 minutes).
- Serve and season to taste with additional soy sauce and sweet & sour sauce.
Poncit can be served as a vegetable dish or can also be mixed with sauteed shrimp, strips of beef, chicken breast or pork.