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Vegan Filipino Pancit Bihon

  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


This Filipino Pancit Bihon is a staple at all of my family get togethers. It is a rice noodle dish that is loaded with vegetables and served with a sprinkle of green onions and spritz of fresh citrus juice. It is packed with flavor and filling enough to serve as a main dish. 


  • 8 ounces bihon noodles (or rice vermicelli noodles)
  • Lukewarm water, as needed
  • 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 8 ounces vegan chicken, cut into strips
  • 1 cup julienned chayote
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup julienned zucchini
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 2 large bok choy, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups vegan chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • Optional: 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 green onions, finely sliced
  • Calamansi juice or lemon juice


  1. Place the rice noodles in a large bowl and cover them with lukewarm water. When the noodles are soft, after about 10 minutes, drain and set noodles aside.
  2. In a wok or large saucepan over medium heat, add in the oil along with the onions and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the vegan chicken and continue cooking until the onions are translucent, about 2 minutes more. Remove from pan and set aside. 
  4. Add in the remaining vegetables along with a splash of the vegetable broth and a pinch of salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  5. Remove the vegetables from the wok and set them aside. If there is leftover liquid, just leave it in the wok.
  6. To the wok, add in the remaining broth and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer and then add in the noodles. Allow the noodles to simmer for about 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through.
  7. Add in the vegetables,  vegan chicken, green onions, and optional sesame oil. Gently toss with tongs until uniform. Season with salt and pepper as desired. 
  8. Serve with calamansi or lemon and enjoy!


  • Chop all of the vegetables into similarly sized pieces so that they all cook evenly.
  • We used purple cabbage for this but keep in mind that it may discolor the noodles. To prevent that, use green cabbage. 
  • Feel free to change up the vegetables based on what you have at home! 
  • If you do not have or do not want to use the vegan chicken, you can leave it out or swap it with finely diced tofu. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Keywords: Entree, Side, Filipino, Noodles, Vegetables, Stir Fry, Pancit, Gluten-free