Yummy Filipino comfort food: Pancit lomi recipe (Lomi batangas)

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  February 9, 2022

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Pancit lomi is yet another variation of the famous pancit.

However, though we’re used to having pancit as a fiesta fare, this pancit lomi recipe is different in that it’s usually eaten as a comfort food during the rainy season because of (surprise!) its broth.

Yes, pancit lomi is that one pancit recipe that has thick broth in it brought about by the cornstarch mixed into the recipe.
Pancit Lomi Recipe (Lomi Batangas)

Pancit lomi recipe history

Originally from Batangas, pancit lomi is usually sold in eateries across the province.

With the mobility of the Filipinos however, other people got wind of pancit lomi, and now you’ll see different lomihans (eateries with just lomi) whipping up their own pancit lomi, panciterias (eateries specializing in pancit) adding it in their menu, and carinderias (which offer the usual viands and not pancit) starting to offer it alongside their other rice-based meals.
Pancit Lomi Batangas

Cooking tips for pancit lomi

In its essence, the pancit lomi recipe is very simple in that you have noodles and the ingredients. What makes lomi different from other pancit recipes though is the noodles.

Pancit lomi uses egg noodles and the difference in the ingredients of the noodle itself is what gives cooked pancit lomi a different flavor and texture, which is on the slimy but yummy side.

Also, the presence of the broth also sets it apart from other pancit recipes.

Pancit Lomi Batangas

Pancit lomi recipe (lomi batangas)

Joost Nusselder
Pancit lomi is yet another variation of the famous pancit. However, though we're used to having pancit as a fiesta fare, this pancit lomi recipe is different in that it's usually eaten as a comfort food during the rainy season because of (surprise!) its broth.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 3 people
Calories 909 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pork strips boiled
  • ½ cup pork liver
  • ½ cup kikiam
  • ¼ cup garlic minced
  • ½ cup onion thinly sliced
  • 7 cups pork or chicken stock
  • 1 lb lomi noodle (Since it is not available here, I used udon noodles)
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Fro Toppings:

  • ½ cup kikiam
  • 15 meatballs
  • Toasted garlic

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients until they're blended well.
  • Scoop 1 ½ tbsp and shape into a ball. Lay on a greased plate to avoid sticking.
  • Deep fry in vegetable oil over medium-low heat until brown.
  • Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, stir-fry ½ cup kikiam for toppings in oil for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, stir-fry liver until no more red color is showing. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Sauté pork until brown.
  • Add garlic and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add the other ½ cup kikiam and onion. Sauté until onion is translucent.
  • Add the stock and fish sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • Add noodles and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to suit your taste.
  • Add the cornstarch and stir until the soup thickens.
  • Add the beaten egg and stir until egg threads form. Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and top with kikiam, meatballs, and toasted garlic.

Nutrition

Calories: 909kcal
Keyword lomi, Pancit, Pork
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Pancit lomi in its very basic version includes chicken strips or pork liver strips, Chinese cabbage, eggs, and carrots.

As for the broth, you’ll notice that it’s thinner if it’s bought from the lomihan.

However, if you want to follow the pancit lomi recipe, you can add cornstarch or flour into the broth for it to have mor body.

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Because pancit lomi is simmered in a pot and served as soon as it’s cooked, it can also be eaten when you just want to unwind after a long day.

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