I couldn’t write a book set in the Philippines that doesn’t include our glorious food. I am so happy several of Boracay Vows readers have taken notice.
An Amazon customer titled her review, “Made me sooo hungry,” and proceeded to say, “I also loved the setting and learning a little about the Philippines and the amazing food that I HAVE to try!”
An iBook reader enthused, “Congratulations and now I want Filipino foooooooood!!!!!”
A photographer friend endorsed Boracay Vows on her page and inspired the quote I used here, “… it’s got plenty of steam and mouthwatering descriptions of food.”
In the Author’s Note, I promised to post the recipes in my blog. You’ll find them linked below, but the recipe I’m featuring here is Pancit Bihon, one of the three variants of pancit mentioned in Boracay Vows.
Usually stir-fried, pancit or pansit is a noodle dish the Filipinos adapted from the Chinese. It can be eaten for lunch, snack, or dinner and is a staple during fiestas and especially during birthday celebrations to accompany the wish for long life. It’s a great summer dish but can be served throughout the year.
There are as many ways to cook pancit bihon as there are islands in the Philippines. This is my version.
Please visit my blog Carpe Diem Chronicles to copy the recipes for adobo, sinigang, and lumpia. Email me if you have any questions about the ingredients or instructions.
Watch out for more recipes from my books New York Engagement (Irish-Filipino fusion), Singapore Fling (Malay, Indian, and Singaporean food), and Samui Heat (Thai food).
Boracay Vows by Maida Malby
To fulfill one vow she has to break another
Krista Lopez has five days to fulfill her Turning-Thirty Vow—the promise to do something life-changing in celebration of this milestone birthday. Her plan: give in to her attraction to her boss Mr. Blake Ryan.
Krista’s Irish-American hunk of a boss is conveniently vacationing in the same posh resort in Boracay. When he proposes a one-week affair while they're on vacation, she accepts. It's only a fling, after all. Krista will not fall for an American. She can't. She promised her mother.
Promises are made to be broken
Krista and Blake hope what happens in Boracay stays in Boracay. They want to keep their affair a secret from their colleagues, from her family. But, secrets have a way of coming out. When they're found out, will Krista and Blake end their affair or will they say Carpe Diem to the promise of a love of a lifetime?
Watch out for Book 2 Singapore Fling in Early Fall and Book 2.5 Palawan Promises during Christmas 2018!