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Savory, sweet, spicy, and everything in between. Filipino cuisine does it all deliciously. And did you know that you can make amazing Filipino dishes from home? Pancit Palabok is a popular dish to serve for special occasions and consists of rice noodles usually accompanied by rich pork and shrimp sauce and garnished with smoked fish, eggs, and crumbled chicharron. However, this vegan version is just as delicious and flavorful. Once you make this recipe, you’re going to be hooked – it’s seriously that good.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Rice noodles
  • Sesame oil
  • Extra-firm tofu
  • Vegetable broth
  • Onion, peeled and diced
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Carrots, grated
  • Green cabbage, chopped
  • Broccoli florets
  • Soy sauce
  • Fresh ginger
  • Salt


  1. Place the rice noodles in a large bowl, cover with warm water, and let sit. When the noodles are soft, after about 20 minutes, drain and set noodles aside.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and sauté until browned, about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the tofu from the wok and reduce heat to medium.
  3. Add the remaining one teaspoon of sesame oil to the wok. Sauté the onion and garlic for two minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add the carrots, cabbage, and broccoli. Stir-fry until tender-crisp, about five minutes.
  4. Add the tamari, ginger, vegetable bouillon cube, vegetable broth, and sea salt. Stir until the bouillon cube is dissolved. Add the cooked tofu, and rice noodles and stir to combine. Remove from heat and serve.

Tips To Keep in Mind:

  • While preparing and cutting the vegetables, you could fry the tofu cubes in a pan over high heat to save time.
  • When frying the garlic topping, it will brown very quickly, so make sure to keep an eye on it.

How to make Vegan Pancit Palabok

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Pancit Palabok: Filipino Rice Noodles and Vegetables

Pancit Palabok: Filipino Rice Noodles and Vegetables

Source: Pancit Palabok: Filipino Rice Noodles and Vegetables

Pancit palabok is a Filipino dish that’s great for potlucks, parties, and gatherings. The traditional version contains rice noodles that are served with seafood and blanketed in a fishy sauce. This vegan version by RG Enriquez replaces seafood with tofu and vegetables, and the rice noodles are blanketed in a creamy, savory sauce.

Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles

Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles

Source: Pancit: Filipino One-Pan Noodles

Pancit, the Filipino word for “noodles,” is a stir-fry dish that can be made with any type of noodle. In this vegan Pancit recipe, rice noodles are stir-fried with vegetables and tofu. As they cook, they’re seasoned with tamari, fresh ginger, and vegetable broth. It’s so fragrant and flavorful––you will be amazed. Vegan Pancit is a simple dish that makes a great weeknight dinner!

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