How to Cook: Bihon, a Popular Noodle Dish in the Philippines

Bihon, or sometimes called ‘Pancit-Bihon” is a delicious Filipino dish which consists mainly of vermicelli rice noodles, carrots, cabbage, chicken and/or chicken liver.

“Bihon” is very popular in the Philippines and is arguably never absent during occasions, big or small. Bihon is a staple in every Filipino home. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or even snack time, it is appropriate to fill in one’s starving tummy. If you wonder how to cook Bihon, you’re definitely in the right place. Related read: Fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs

There’s a twist to this recipe. Traditionally, Filipinos use Rice Vermicelli Noodles for this dish but personally, I use Mung Bean Noodles instead. It’s an accidental discovery when I bought it one time thinking it was the same as Rice Vermicelli Noodles during my ‘rookie cook’ days.

How to cook bihon

Surprisingly, the texture of Mung Bean Noodles when used in cooking Bihon was a lot better. The flavor seems more concentrated and a little stickier than Rice Vermicelli which makes it more pleasing to the taste buds.

how to cook bihon


1 (170 g) pack Mung Bean Noodles
2 pcs chicken thigh (remove the bones)
3/4 lb chicken liver
1/4 cabbage
3 pcs carrots
2.5 cups of water
2.5 tbsp soy sauce
1.5 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp chicken bouillon (powder)
1.5 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
5 cloves garlic
1 pc onion
1 tbsp oil

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