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Chicken Sotanghon Soup (Filipino Style Chicken Bean Thread Noodle Soup)

Chicken sotanghon soup is a Filipino-style chicken bean thread noodle soup.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword filipino, noodles, soup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 266kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 8 oz vermicelli (bean thread noodle)
  • 6 dried shitake mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken meat ( I used rotisserie chicken meat )
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce or 2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 8 cups chicken broth ( I used homemade broth, see notes below for recipe )
  • Chopped green onions


  • Soak bean thread noodles in warm water for 15 minutes, drain and set aside.
  • Soak shitake mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water. Discard the stems and thinly slice the caps. Set aside.
  • Heat a pot over medium heat. Add oil and sauté garlic until golden brown. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes or until soft. Add mushrooms and chicken meat; sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce (or salt), white pepper and broth, bring to a boil. Add drained noodles and cook for 3 -5 minutes or until noodles are tender. Transfer to a soup bowl. Garnish with green onions and serve.


For homemade broth: In a pot, combine 10 cups water, rotisserie chicken bones, chopped onions, salt, ground pepper and dried parsley. Add any vegetables (carrot, celery) you like; I added Chinese or napa cabbage. Boil and let simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and use as broth.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1746mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg