August here in Manila is almost always rainy. Although other people complain about this, I’d like to romanticize rainy days by imagining the moist enveloping our glass windows, colorful umbrellas lining the streets, a cup of tea on my left hand and my trust-worthy kindle on the right. Although I love adventures and trying out new things for the sake of that adrenaline rush, I love quiet home moments as well, where you just enjoy a warm bowl of soup and maybe a book or a movie at home. No rush, no buzz. No annoying alarms and no traffic.
This past weekend was something like that and what better way to enjoy the cold rainy weekend than Lomi! I remember eating this before with steamed rice like the dish wasn’t full of carbs! But last weekend, we just enjoyed it as a satisfying soup in itself. You can have it for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. We also had it as a quick eat for the midday. Talking about food perfect for all times, huh?
I hope you’ll try this out as well. Wherever you are, might it be raining, shining or snowing in your world, let this bowl of Lomi brighten up your day! Let us know what you think. 🙂
- 1/2 kg Lomi Egg Noodles
- 1/4 kg Pork, sliced into thin strips
- 1/4 kg Pork Liver, sliced
- 1 medium Onion, peeled and chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic, peeled, crushed and minced
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 3 tbsp Cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp. Cooking Oil
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tspb Fish Sauce
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Beef Broth Cube
- 1 tbsp Garlic flakes (optional)
- 3 tbsp. Onion leeks, chopped (optional)
- In a pot over high heat, place cooking oil until hot enough. Saute garlic and onions.
- Add sliced pork. Stir for 3-5 mins or until medium brown. Add in liver. Stir for another 2-3 mins.
- Add broth cube, pepper and fish sauce. Add in about 5 cups water. Bring to a boil then lower heat.
- Put lomi egg noodles into the pot. Cook for about 4-5 mins.
- Add soy sauce based on desired saltiness.
- Pour in dissolved cornstarch slowly, all while stirring the pot. Stop when the sauce is the desired thickness. Cornstarch mixture may or may not be fully utilized.
- Add in beaten egg while stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Top with garlic flakes and onion leeks upon serving. Serve warm and enjoy!