Chicken with Sotanghon

Chicken with Sotanghon

Chicken Sotanghon Soup Recipe, Sotanghon Noodles is the Filipino name for the bean thread noodles also known as cellophane noodles or chinese vermicelli noodles which is made from mung beans. It is thin, like vermicelli, almost transparent, smoother and more slippery than most other noodles.


Pour water in a saucepan, apply heat, and let boil.

Put-in bay leaf and chicken. Simmer until chicken is tender.

Remove the chicken and bay leaf from the cooking pot and let cool. Save the water used to tenderize the chicken for later use (as chicken stock).

Separate the chicken meat from the bone then tear the meat into small pieces. Set aside.

Soak sotanghon noodles in water for 6 minutes

In a cooking pot, pour-in cooking oil then sauté garlic and onion.

Put-in the chicken, fish sauce and ground black pepper then pour-in annatto water, and chicken bouillon.

Pour the chicken stock and let boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the carrots and celery then cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Put-in cabbage, onion leeks, and sotanghon noodles then cook for 2 minutes more.

Turn-off heat and transfer to a serving bowl.

Top with toasted garlic and serve while hot.


  • 2 lbs chicken, cleaned
  • 4 ounces sotanghon (vermicelli noodles)
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 cup anatto water
  • 3 tablespoons onion leeks, chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted garlic
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Patis (fish sauce)
  • 3/4 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece chicken bouillon
  • 1 piece dried bay leaf
Serves 5
1 Hour 15 MInutes

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