Sunday, February 24, 2013


Have you tried to eat PAPAYA NOODLES?  Well, I guess you have to try it.  A unique recipe from Matalom,Leyte, Philippines.

My father was born here and I came to visit his place(story here) and I discover this recipe from them.

For a change, try using papaya as your ordinary noodles.  We all know that Papaya is rich in proteolytic enzyme that assists with the digestion of protein.

Here is one of the recipe example on how to cook PAPAYA NOODLES RECIPE:


(1) Used 30g of dried green papaya, strip it using peeler or used coconut scraper, better known to us Filipinos as "PANGKAYOD".
(2) Add noodles to boiling(salt or add cooking stock if desired).  Cover it and let it boiled for 1 min.
(3) Remove from heat. Make it sure it looks like an ordinary noodles, al denta.
(4) Rinse with cold water and drain. Re-hydrate papaya very well. 
(5) Prepare pan over a high heat, add vegetable or olive oil.
(6) Add the meat(chicken/pork/beef or shrimp)fry for 2 mins.  
(7) Add half the curry powder, fry for 1 min. Then remove from heat.
(8) Reheat pan with oil.  Add onion, garlic and ginger. Stir fry for 2 mins.  Add carrots and celery. Stir fry for 3 mins.
(7) Put the chicken meat (you can used mince pork and beef or shrimp here)together with the green papaya noodles.  Stir-fry for 1 min.
(8) Add sauce: to make sauce, blend corn flour with water stir it occasionally for 2-3 minutes until sauce is boiling and thickened.
(9) You can top it with Pork chicharon,cashews, coriander or chili to add some kick to your dish.
(10) Serve hot.

Actually, I don't like the taste at first because I have not yet been adapted to this kind of dish. But I am pretty sure that this will be a sure HIT to all healthy food lovers out there.


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  1. Amazing how 1 can make unique dishes from papaya... just like achara.. :D

  2. A worth checking and trying out. Papaya stir fry noodles is kinda new for me :).

  3. As a papaya lover, this dish must be on my checklist this year. :D


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