Pancit Bihon (Filipino Noodle)


This is one of those dishes that takes minutes to prepare, but the taste will have everyone thinking you have been working at it for hours. I used baked tofu in place of the traditional meat and/or egg. This dish tastes delicious without tofu though, so feel free to leave it out. Pancit Bihon is a traditional Filipino dish, originally from the Chinese, usually consisting of rice vermicelli, meat, and vegetables.


I used mung bean noodles that I purchased at the oriental market. Nowadays even Walmart carry rice vermicelli in their International aisle.  The noodle is basically soaked in hot water for 5 minutes, the vegetables are stir fried and then the drain noodles are added to it. I have made this recipe with rice pasta when I don’t have any of the special oriental noodles and it taste delicious. I love to serve this dish when I’m feeding company because it cooks up so fast, feeds a lot and I’m taking part in the traditional Filipino custom of serving this dish for a celebration.


For: 4 people


  1. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat,
  2. Immerse noodles and soak for 20 minutes.
  3. Drain noodles using a fine mesh strainer and set aside.
  4. Mix ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok and saute onions until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add garlic, cabbage and carrot and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Add sauce, then stir in noodles and tofu until noodles are fully coated.
  8. Garnish with spring onions, serve immediately.

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