Have a healthy, delicious, and satisfying meal with this quick and easy Vegan Pancit Canton recipe! It’s a popular Filipino stir-fried noodle dish that is loaded with lots of fresh veggies, vegan meat, and savory sauce!
What is Vegan Pancit Canton?
Vegan Pancit Canton is an easy, healthy, and savory Filipino stir-fried noodle recipe that is made with dried pancit canton, vegan meat, oyster mushroom sauce, and fresh vegetable slices such as green beans, snow peas, cabbage, and carrots, then drizzled with a lemon juice for a little tangy flavor.
This popular Filipino noodle dish is influenced by Chinese cuisine and is similar to Chinese Lo Mein (‘mein’ meaning noodles) since noodles were first introduced by Chinese traders and immigrants in the Philippines.
Pancit or noodles symbolizes long life and good health which makes it a staple dish in most Filipino homes and a quintessential part of any Filipino gatherings like birthday parties, celebrations, potlucks, and fiestas.
It’s quick and easy to cook that’s why it’s a go-to recipe when there are guests at home or at any events.
Try this easy vegan noodle dish and enjoy an appetizing meal with your beloved family or guests!
Health Benefits of Snow Peas:
- Aids in weight loss.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Helps manage diabetes.
- Rich source of vitamins and minerals.
- Improves digestion and immune system.
Tips and Procedures:
- Use calamansi or lime slices if lemon is unavailable.
- For a thicker sauce, mix a teaspoon of cornstarch into the sauce.
- Topping options: crushed peanuts, green onion slices, and celery.
- Add some dried chili pepper if you would like to make this dish a little spicy.
- Alternatively, you may use rice noodles, lo mein noodles, or other thin wheat noodles if flour stick noodles are not available.
- Feel free to use shiitake mushroom, soy chunks, and/or extra-firm tofu as a protein alternative in this pancit canton recipe.
- Vegetable options: broccoli, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, long beans, bean sprouts, or any vegetable of your choice.
- Adjust the amount of vegetable broth, oyster mushroom sauce, and seasonings if you want to make this pancit canton less or more saucy.
- Storage: This pancit canton is best served immediately but you can keep the leftovers for 3 days in the fridge if sealed well in an airtight container. Make sure to reheat before serving.
How to Make Vegan Pancit Canton:
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- olive oil
- vegan meat
- red onion
- green beans
- snow peas
- red bell pepper
- oyster mushroom sauce
- soy sauce
- vegetable broth
- red chili flakes
- dried pancit canton
- ground black pepper
- lemon juice
Add oil to a heated skillet over medium-high heat and saute sliced vegan meat for 2 minutes or until crisp. Then, add garlic, and red onions and saute for a minute:
Next add green beans, snow peas, shredded cabbages, carrots, and red bell pepper, and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Pour the oyster mushroom sauce, vegetable broth, and soy sauce, sprinkle red chili flakes, and bring the mixture to a boil:
Then mix in the pancit canton and allow it to cook until the pancit canton is tender and cooked through. Season with salt and ground black pepper, then transfer to a serving bowl:
Drizzle with lemon juice and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
There are some brands of pancit canton noodles that contain eggs. Therefore, not all pancit canton noodles are vegan.
No. The popular Lucky Me! Instant Pancit Canton in the Philippines contains eggs in one form or another.
No, canton noodles have been dried and pre-cooked already so it doesn’t need to be soaked before cooking. Just add them directly into the mixture and cook with the vegetable broth and sauce.
Easy and Vegan Pancit Canton
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup sliced vegan meat
- 2 cloves garlic sliced
- ¼ cup red onion sliced
- 1 cup green beans sliced
- ½ cup snow peas ends trimmed
- 1 cup carrots thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons oyster mushroom sauce
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
- 4 oz dried pancit canton prepared in accordance with package instructions
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Add oil to a heated skillet over medium high heat and saute sliced vegan meat for 2 minutes or until crisp.
- Add garlic, red onions and saute for a minute.
- Next add green beans, snow peas, shredded cabbages, carrots, red bell pepper and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
- Pour the oyster mushroom sauce, vegetable broth, soy sauce, sprinkle red chili flakes and bring the mixture to a boil
- Then mix in the pancit canton and allow it to cook until the pancit canton is tender and cooked through.
- Season with salt and ground black pepper, then transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with lemon juice and serve immediately.