Sotanghan is a soupy-like pancit (Filipino stir-fry noodles). We will be making this in an Instant Pot.
Bean thread noodles
1 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
½ onion, chopped
2-inch knob of ginger, sliced thinly
1 ½ lbs chicken thighs, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 cups chopped cabbage
4 cups of water
4 packets of chicken flavoring (~4 cups chicken broth)
1 ½ cup chopped green onions
Soak the noodles in a bowl of hot water.
Put the Instant Pot on Saute mode, Normal level. Pour in 1 tbsp oil, the garlic, onions, and ginger. Stir until the onions get translucent.
Pour in the chicken and saute the chicken until it’s browned on all 4 sides, about 3-5 minutes. Season the chicken with a dash of salt, ground pepper, and fish sauce.
You can essentially add any vegetables you want, but I use chopped cabbage. After adding this, pour in the 4 cups of water. Then, add in 4 packets of chicken flavoring. Mix well to integrate the flavor.
Drain the water from the soaked noodles, and dump the noodles into the pot. You can add more or less if you like.
Press the Cancel button to turn off the pot. Add just some of your green onions and mix them into the soup.
After you serve the chicken sotanghon in a bowl, garnish it with leftover green onions. To mix it up a little, consider putting the sotanghon over some warm rice, too! :)