Sunday, January 17, 2010

Vegetarian Pancit

So my husband is from the Philippines. When I was a meat eater I really enjoyed the flavors of Filipino food. It's very savory and rich in home cooked love. My favorite dish is Adobo...I'm still working on how to make that a veggie dish. I might just try it with a fish and see how that goes.

So the idea popped in my head to make Pancit which is a famous rice noodle dish. Usually would would put chicken in it but I subbed it for Tofu!

I got the recipe here.


1 (12 ounce) package dried rice noodles
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups diced cooked chicken breast meat
1 small head cabbage, thinly sliced
4 carrot, thinly sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 lemons - cut into wedges, for garnish
1 half block of Tofu diced

Place the rice noodles in a large bowl, and cover with warm water. When soft, drain, and set aside.
Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft. Stir in chicken cabbage, carrots and soy sauce. Cook until cabbage begins to soften. Toss in noodles, and cook until heated through, stirring constantly. Transfer pancit to a serving dish and garnish with quartered lemons. Don't forget to squeeze your lemons on your Pancit to create that sour flavor!

Works so well and if you pair it with rice it's pretty much the best thing every! (Haha!)

It tastes just like chicken Pancit and I imagine someone could be fooled with the flavors if they didn't know any better.


  1. Oh this looks and sounds delicious. My SIL is Phillipino and I wish we lived closer so I could taste her cooking more.

  2. Aw that's cool! Maybe you can make her some Pancit to impress her some time! I love Filipino food! Thank you!