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    Posted November 26, 2012 by
    Sergiom
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    Muntinlupa City, Philippines
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    100 places to eat like a local

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sergiom loves Maciang's Noodle House's many variations of Filipino noodles, including its most popular plate ‘pancit bihon.' This is a small eatery, located behind a billiard hall in an urbanized city of San Pedro, Laguna Philipines. The small establishment was originally built as a 'snack house' for hungry billiards players in the 80s. Maciang's Noodle House now draws crowds of both locals and tourists alike, who come to indulge in the noodle haven.
    - Stephanie, CNN iReport producer

    Filipinos love to eat fried noodles, since the Philippines and China had been trading for thousands of years now. Many Chinese traditions, customs, religious beliefs, philosophical ideas and foods have been incorporated to Philippine culture. Hence, Chinese fried noodles have local versions here in the Philippines. Filipinos from all walks of life really love eating fried noodles. Among the most popular fried noodles in the Philippines are ‘pancit bihon’ (pronounced as pan-sit bee-hon) and ‘pancit luglog’ (pronounced as pan-sit loog-log). The said 2 localized fried noodles are very popular all over the Philippines.

    The first picture in this report shows the traditional pancit bihon (pronounced as pan-sit bee-hon). The second and third pictures show what pancit luglog (pronounced as pan-sit loog-log) looks like. The 4th picture shows the pancit bihon (pronounced as pan-sit bee-hon) having catsup, a fried egg and chicken livers as toppings. The 4th picture shows the popular version of pancit bihon (pronounced as pan-sit bee-hon) being cooked and served by Maciang’s Pancitan (English translation: Maciang’s Noodle-House). Maciang’s Pancitan is pronounced as Ma-shang’s Pan-sit-tan in the Filipino dialect. The said noodle-house is popular among the locals in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. It has been around in San Pedro, Laguna since the 1980s. Though it has no other branches, the noodle-house attracts tourists to try its unique fried noodles. In fact, some tourists from other provinces and towns in the Philippines would return to San Pedro, Laguna just to eat the unique fried noodles in the said noodle-house.



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