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Chicken Sotanghon Soup Recipe (Vermicelli Soup)

Chicken Sotanghon Soup (Vermicelli Soup)
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Chicken Sotanghon (chicken glass noodles or cellophane noodles soup), it is an all time best cure-all soup.  It’s good for heartaches and flu. Not to mention, those “Monday blues”.  Best with with soft boiled egg toppings, chili garlic oil, toasted garlic, green chili, carrots and spring onions for some over the top slurping. Yummy-ness to the max!

Chicken Sotanghon Soup (Vermicelli Soup)


  • 3.5 ounces (100 grams) dried Sotanghon (Good Life brand)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned (cut into thin long, strips)
  • 2 tablespoons achuete oil or atsuete (I used Mama Sita’s Anato powder)
  • 1 cup cabbage, julienned
  • 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast, boiled and shredded
  • 6 cups chicken or pork stock
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • spring onions, thinly sliced
  • toasted garlic, garnish
  • chili garlic oil, garnish
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • soft boiled egg, 4 minutes


  1. In a medium bowl, soak vermicelli noodles in water for 10 minutes to soften. Once the noodles have softened slice them into preferred lengths using a pair of kitchen shears. Let it stand in water and set it aside.
  2. In a pan, heat achuete oil at medium to high heat. Fry garlic and onion until fragrant. Toss in carrots, cabbage, and shredded chicken breast. Add and stir in chicken and vegetables and let it coat in atchuete oil. Transfer in a big pot and pour chicken stock.
  3. Drain water from noodles and add them to the pan. Season with patis or fish sauce. Let it come to a boil and simmer until vegetables and noodles are cooked.
  4. Lastly, season with salt and freshly ground pepper top taste and sesame oil. Turn off heat.
  5. Serve hot with extra toasted garlic. Enjoy!


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