Make home cooking more enjoyable and fuss-free by stocking up on ingredients that are not only delicious, but versatile. One of our favorite picks? Vermicelli noodles or sotanghon, a Filipino favorite that can be used in pancit, soup, salads, stir-fries, and even wraps.
Get to know the many ways you can use vermicelli noodles at home—we’ve picked recipes that are simple to make but can definitely impress your guests at the dinner table.
Give your salads some flair and throw chopped vermicelli noodles into the mix. The barbecued chicken will give your salads a kick of flavor, and the noodles will give it a bit more weight. Salads are supposed to be fun, so feel free to season generously.
Now, here’s a dish that’ll turn heads: Meaty, juicy prawns stuffed with vermicelli. You want the flavor of the fresh prawns to shine through, so keep it simple with the seasoning and go easy on the add-ons.
Vermicelli noodles can also be used in soups, but to make sure they don’t go soggy or too mushy in hot broth, why not give it a twist and serve it cold? Use beef stock and mushrooms to give the broth a meaty, savory kick, then add soft vermicelli noodles to carry the flavor over. It’s classy, unique, and delicious.
Of course, a pancit dish is a must on our list! A Filipino party is always extra festive when there’s pancit in the spread. This pancit recipe can be ready in roughly 30 minutes, and it looks gorgeous, too. To prepare vermicelli noodles for a stir-fried pancit, place the dry noodles in a bowl of hot water to soften. Once all your seafood and veggies are cooked through in the wok, place your noodles in and toss a few times to combine.
Another great thing about vermicelli or sotanghon is its ability to soak up flavor in sauces and stir-fries. Common sauces and seasoning for Japanese dishes like mirin, soy sauce, and sesame oil make perfect additions to a noodle stir-fry, and vermicelli is just the type of noodle to complement all that flavor. Use a sukiyaki cut for beef to level up the dish and make it presentable.
Fresh spring rolls are light treats that don’t need a lot of fussing over. Plus, get your dinner guests to help with prep by letting them have a hand a rolling them up! Again, vermicelli noodles only need a quick soak in hot water to soften up before being wrapped up together. Don’t forget a flavorful dipping sauce to go with these treats.
Shop for Sapporo Long Kow Vermicelli at any major grocery store. To know more about Sapporo Products, visit their Facebook page.