Lucban Quezon in the Philippines is a town popular for a fiesta called Pahiyas. Celebrated every May 15, locals beautifully decorate their homes with the bounty of the harvest. A must try in this place is pancit habhab. It is a very simple dish made by stir-frying noodles “pancit” with a little pork, soy sauce, chayote and carrots. Then a few drops of Quezon vinegar is drizzled right before serving. What makes this dish special is eating it off a banana leaf without the use of any utensils. The Veluz family made this authentic dish popular by opening their very successful Buddy’s restaurant chain in the city. They were also kind enough to host us and show the noodle making process. http://www.buddyspancitlucban.com.ph/
1.Flour is sifted and mixed with other ingredients
2. Noodles are kneaded and pressed to develop gluten
3. Dough is flattened and then hung, later cut into thin strips to form noodles
4. The noodles are steamed
5. They are portioned in pans and baked in the oven
6. They are wrapped, packaged and sent to the restaurants.