When my partner said the word "Chami" the first year of our marriage, I said what is that term, never heard of it. This guy brought me to his hometown Quezon Province in Lucena City. I could not imagine that there would be such dish that is simply made of egg noodles, any meat as a component or "sahog" (in Tagalog) and vegetables seasoned with soy sauce, salt and pepper, chopped garlic and onions and sugar. The original I tasted in my in-laws house is somewhat spicy and sweet so you could imagine the impact of what a "traditional Chami" is. I could not perfect it but I will not stop until I hit the right taste of this Quezon's comfort food. My creation was made with squid balls , pork slices, carrots and cabbage. Simple but really good. I don't have precise measurements for this because its all a matter of how you want it to taste. I am happy to at least be able to make a plateful of comfort for him and who know's I come up with another version. Haha, I think cooking is endless. You keep on doing it and learning from it.
Rating: Best for snack or Merienda. Cheap and you don't have to make a meat dish to accompany it. Chami itself is the filling, nutritious and versatile by adding different flavors and their ingredients.You know what, this is soooo good with "Freshly Steamed Rice Cake or Puto". I will make you guys one day ! Try this,i bet they will like you even more.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Posted by Baking and Pastry Arts Academy at 7:12 PM