I simply cannot count how many kinds of pancits this country has. Each province has their own pancit which they are very proud of. Aside from Pancit Bihon and Pancit Canton which can be found on almost all the restaurants, I grew up eating Pancit Luglog of Navotas because of my mother who hails from the town. My husband grew up eating Pancit Malabon because he grew up in the small city of Malabon.
So you see, ours is a pancit-loving family and we really look forward to trying out different kinds of pancit from the different provinces all over the country.
One of those we wanted to try is the Pancit Batil Patong which is also known as Pancit Tuguegarao. We haven’t been to Tuguegarao and we are not going there anytime soon so I just tried to recreate this at home the other day with the help of my new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2.
Pancit Batil Patong (or Pancit Tuguegarao) is usually made up of Fresh Miki noodles, minced carabao’s meat, bean sprouts, cabbage, chicharon, and fried egg. Just in case you’re wondering Batil means mix and Patong means topping. I guess that’s because everything is piled up on top of one another and you have to mix it when you eat it..
Meet my little helper in cooking Pancit Batil Patong….
Unboxing Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (10″)
Here are the Specs and Features of Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2:
- Intel Atom Processor Z37745
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 10.1″ Full HD 1920 x 1200 IPS Display
- 8MP Rear Camera, 1.6MP Front Camera
- 2GB RAM
- 32Gb Memory
- 3-cell Battery, 96,mAH
*Up to 18 hours Battery Life with Dolby Digital Audio
Lenovo has upgraded the Yoga Table 2 to Intel® Atom™ processor, Dolby® Audio, and Wolfson® Master Hi-Fi™. It also has dual front speakers and an 8 MP rear camera. Yoga Tablet 2 sports better connectivity, with dual band Wi-Fi and a micro USB with OTG connection that allows users to charge their phones with a separate cable on the go.
It can be used with its three original modes which is Hold, Tilt and Stand . But wait!, there’s a fourth mode – Hang. This mode allows you to hang the Yoga when viewing content, freeing up your hands to do other tasks. Lenovo has also improved the kickstand in Stand mode for more stability when pressing the 10-point multi-touch screen.
These four modes gives you the freedom to do the things you want while using the tablet.
peanutbutter♥ made me a hook so I can try just how convenient it is to use in “hang mode“. Of course, I’m gonna use it doing my favorite thing to do (and that which I do most of the time) which is cooking. It is also one of the activities where I need both of my hands to be able to work well.
I adapted my friend Raymund of Ang Sarap‘s Pancit Batil Patong recipe only without the pork belly because I didn’t want too much pork. I also didn’t use fish sauce because the chicken stock is already salty. I can’t find carabao meat in the market, so I used ground beef instead.
To demonstrate just how versatile this Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 is, I used it in it’s “hang mode” to look at the recipe instructions while cooking Tuguegarao’s Pancit Batil Patong.
The first thing you have to do when cooking this dish is to place pan in high heat then pour oil. Add the ground beef and stir fry until brown.
It’s really nice that I can put the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 in hang mode because I can cook while reading the recipe instructions. This frees up my hand to do all the things I have to do and since it’s hanging up there, I also avoid splattering it with the ingredients I work with like cooking oil and soy sauce.
When the beef has browned, season it with salt and then set aside.
Next. lower the heat and sauté half of the onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent. Add the fresh Miki noodles, chicken stock, and soy sauce then cook for around 5 minutes while stirring continuously. You can add fish sauce if you like but I didn’t add anymore since it’s already quite tasty for me. Transfer the noodles to a large serving plate.
In the same pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and sauté the remaining onions and garlic. When onions are translucent, add shredded cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Remove from the skillet and place on top of the noodles.
Spread the ground beef on top of the shredded cabbage, followed by the crushed chicharon, the finally topping it off with fried egg.
Serve with Calamansi on the side!
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 definitely made cooking and looking up recipes very easy. I think I’ll have to replace that temporary hook with a permanent one because this baby and I are gonna be kitchen partners! Aside from freeing up my hands, it also takes amazing food photos that’s perfect for sharing in facebook and instagram!
The Yoga Tablet 2 Androids will be priced at Php13,999 (wifi) and Php19,999 (LTE wifi) for the 8-in and 10-in variants respectively.
- 300g Fresh Miki
- 150g ground beef
- 1 cup crushed chicharon
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- ½ cup chicken stock or ½cup water mixed with ½ chicken cube
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- freshly ground black pepper
- fried egg
- cooking oil
- Heat oil in a skillet and add ground beef. Stir fry until brown, season with salt and set aside.
- In the same skillet, sauté half of the onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent.
- Add the fresh Miki noodles, chicken stock, and soy sauce then cook for around 5 minutes while stirring continuously. You can add fish sauce if you like
- Transfer noodles to a large serving plate.
- In the same pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and sauté the remaining onions and garlic.
- When onions are translucent, add shredded cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for about 1 minute.
- Remove from the skillet and place on top of the noodles.
- Spread the ground beef on top of the shredded cabbage, followed by the crushed chicharon, then finally topping it off with fried egg.
- Serve with Calamansi on the side.