Vigan Miki, this noodle soup dish is one of the popular street food at Vigan City, Ilocos Sur up North Luzon. It is associated as street food because its one of the food attraction in Vigan Plaza, together with the famous empanada and barbecue. It is available in the morning as breakfast. The reason it is that good is that the noodles are prepared by hand, the dough is rolled into thin round sheet and cut into flat strips and dried in open air. Of course you don’t need to do that. The flat egg noodle available at supermarket are good substitutes. The Vigan miki noodle is actually have the same ingredients with egg noodle it is a mixture of flour, egg and salt.
1/2 k. flat egg noodle, Vigan miki noodle
200 g. sotanghon noodle, vermicelli noodle, soaked with water
250 g. chicken breast, boiled, shredded
100 g. pork, boiled, cut into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
1 small bundle spring onion, chopped
1/2 c. patis
1/2 c. achuete (red coloring extract)
salt and pepper
In casserole sauté garlic, onion, add in pork and chicken and stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add patis stir cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and achuete. Add enough water or broth and let boil. Add the Vigan miki noodle and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until soft and tender. Add sotanghon and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with spring onion. Serve immediately.