Pancit miki with a twist! How an entrepreneur gave Abra’s signature dish a healthy upgrade

One entrepreneur is taking Abra’s very own certified dish, the pancit miki, to the next level by turning it into a health-conscious delight.

One entrepreneur is taking Abra’s very own certified dish, the pancit miki, to the next level by turning it into a health-conscious delight.

Myrna Claustro, from Lagangilang town, has been whipping up miki noodles from scratch since 2000. From the classic plain flavor, she now offers five healthy variations including malunggay, squash, carrots, saluyot, and eggplant.

“My journey with miki started with a simple dream,” said Myrna in her dialect, according to the Philippine Information Agency.

But with the help of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Science and Technology, she was able to grow her business and turn her dream into reality. With their support, Myrna was able to experiment and innovate, creating a lineup of veggie-packed miki flavors that are not only delicious but also nutritious.

From mixing the dough to expertly cutting those thin, slurp-worthy strips, Myrna’s secret ingredient is patience. She said each batch of noodles is carefully crafted from scratch, resulting in that perfect texture and unique shape that keeps patrons coming back for more.

“Our product has been helping to provide for my children. It has also been our daily sustenance,” she said.

With a grateful heart, she credits the unwavering support of government agencies and loyal customers for her success.

And her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs out there: “Love what you do and be patient…that’s the real recipe for success,” she said.