What Is Black Spaghetti?


Photo courtesy of www.graceland.ph
Photo courtesy of http://www.graceland.ph

The photo above is a sample of “Pancit Guisado”, one of the many variations of how to cook a Pancit (Pansit in Filipino). Pancit as a general name also has so many variations depending on its size, form and place.

“Pancit or pansit is the term for noodles in Filipino cuisine. Noodles were introduced into the Philippines by the Chinese and have since been adopted into local cuisine. The term pancit is derived from the Hokkien pian i sit (Chinese: 便ê食; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: piān-ê-si̍t or Chinese: 便食; pinyin: biàn shí) which literally means “convenient food.”[1] Different kinds of noodles can be found in Filipino supermarkets which can then be cooked at home. Noodle dishes are also standard fare in local restaurants. Food establishments specializing in noodles are often referred to as panciterias.” – Source: Wikipedia

For name variations of Pancit, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancit

Photo courtesy of www.yummy.ph
Photo courtesy of http://www.yummy.ph

Now, the above photo is a Dinuguan, a popular food in the Philippines which also has many variations across the country but the common ingredient is blood.

“Dinuguan (in Visayan, also called dinardaraan in Ilocano, tid-tad in Pampanga, dugo-dugo in Cebuano, sinugaok in Batangas, rugodugo in Waray, and sampayna or champayna in Northern Mindanao) is a Filipino savory stew of meat and/or offal (typically lungs, kidneys, intestines, ears, heart and snout) simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili (most often siling mahaba), and vinegar.[1] The term dinuguan comes from the Filipino word dugo meaning “blood”. Possible English translations include pork blood stew or blood pudding stew.” – Source: Wikipedia

So, what is Black Spaghetti?

It’s the combination of both.

Photo courtesy of  tearjerker12234 of flickr
Photo courtesy of tearjerker12234 of flickr
Photo courtesy of lakadpilipinasdotcom
Photo courtesy of lakadpilipinas.com

Well it is commonly called as Pancit Dinuguan but me and my friends call it Black Spaghetti to be unique and for fun.

Is this blog about food? The answer is no! It is about anything that interests me, that some things are meant to be written about. Just like the Black Spaghetti.

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