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Vegetarian Pansit

Quick, easy and tasty vegetarian version of the Filipino noodle stir-fry Pansit! You won't miss the meat!!

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Philippines
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Manila Spoon


For the Stir-Fry

  • 1 tablespoons Oil
  • 4 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 medium Carrot, peeled and julienned about 1 1/2 inches in length
  • 3/4 cup Green Beans, sliced (same length as carrots)
  • 3/4 cup Snow Peas
  • Half a small to medium Green Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces brown Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth or Water
  • 2 (8 oz) packs Pancit Canton, preferably Philippine brand
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper, to taste
  • A bunch of fresh Cilantro (Wansuy), chopped

For the Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons Soy sauce, regular or gluten-free
  • 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce, regular or vegetarian or gluten-free, if preferred
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown Sugar, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a big wok. Saute garlic and onion for a minute. Add the vegetables and season with a little salt and pepper. Stir-fry for 2 more minutes or until a little tender.

Pour the vegetable stock or water into the wok. Season with the soy and oyster sauces and sugar. Bring to a boil.

  1. When it begins to boil add the noodles. Stir to ensure it gets soaked in the sauce. If you need more liquid, pour a little more broth or water.

  2. Continue to cook the noodles, stirring frequently while trying to soak them in the sauce, until all the liquid has dried up. Adjust seasoning with a little salt and pepper, if desired.

  3. Garnish with some chopped Cilantro and serve with either Calamansi (Philippines’ local lemon) or chopped lemon slices on the side. We love to squeeze a few drops of calamansi or lemon on the noodles for that extra tang! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If you want to make it gluten-free use the Bihon (Rice Noodles) as the Canton Noodles are an egg-wheat noodle combo. I used Pansit Canton when I made this.

*A vegetarian oyster sauce is one made from mushrooms.