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delicious and easy vegetarian pancit molo in a pan
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Vegetarian Pancit Molo

Filipino Vegetarian Pancit Molo is a light, savory, and filling wonton soup with each wonton is filled with healthy vegetables and tofu!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Keyword: Vegetarian Pancit Molo
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Lainey


For Frying:

  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • cup garlic minced

Molo (Wonton):

  • ½ cup textured vegetarian protein TVP
  • 1 ½ cup hot water
  • ½ cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup soft tofu
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 stalks of green onions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • molo wonton wrappers

Soup Base:

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • ½ oyster mushroom shredded
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • ½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning*


Fried Garlic:

  • In a frying pan over medium heat, fry garlic until golden brown and set aside.

How to Make the Molo and Molo (Wonton) Assembly

  • In a bowl, soak TVP in hot water for about 5-10 minutes or until TVP has expanded and looks “fluffy”. Remove the water and now it’s ready to use.
  • In another bowl, add TVP, carrots, tofu, garlic, green onions, salt, pepper, and mix until combined. 
  • Preheat oil in a frying pan over medium heat, then add filling and fry for about 5-10 minutes.  Transfer filling to container and allow to cool completely.

To assemble: 

  • Lay a piece of wonton wrapper flat on a plate. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture and place in the middle of the wrapper.
  • Wet the edges of the wonton wrapper with water. Fold the wonton wrapper over the mound to form a triangle. Press the sides to keep the mixture intact.
  • Take the two sides of the wrap and fold it towards the center. It should look like a bishop's mitre or head gear.
  • Set dumplings on a tray. Repeat process until all the molo filling has been used.

For the Soup:

  • Preheat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, shredded oyster mushroom and  saute until onions are translucent. 
  • Add water and bring to a roiling boil, and add salt, pepper, mushroom seasoning, and add pancit molo (wontons) and boil for 5 more minutes or until the wontons start to float.
  • Remove from  theheat and transfer in a bowl.
  • Garnish with fried garlic, green onions, or leeks.
  • Best Served Hot


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