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Pancit Sotanghon (Bean Thread Noodles) with Stir-Fried Chicken and Vegetables, My Blog's 3rd Monthsary and My Mom's Birthday!

It's my blog's 3rd monthsary...and it's my Mom's birthday too! There is sadness and happiness all bundled up in one for me today! It is really hard to think about a birthday when the person who's supposed to be celebrating it is no longer with us. My Mom would have turned 76 today had she not lost her battle with gastric cancer back in 2007. She's really greatly missed. And today (just as always), I remember her as I celebrate my 3rd month of blogging.  I'm thankful for April 14, for without it, my mother wouldn't have been born...and there wouldn't be me here and you wouldn't be reading what recipes this blogger has to share! (",)

Unlike some mothers who consider cooking as a mere chore and duty, my mother found so much pleasure in cooking. Those meat and seafood dishes, stir-fried vegetables, soup,  and desserts she made for us were all cooked with pleasure rather than a sense of obligation. She was truly a wonderful cook and baker as well. I remember that when I was a child, I would pull out a chair, sit and watch her cook dinner and bake her chocolate and chiffon cake using her wonder oven.  I owe my passion for food and interest in cooking to her...and for that, I can proudly say that the person who made Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner possible is no other than my beloved Mom. So today, I want to pay tribute to her. Wherever she may be, this is a loving Happy Birthday to my mother, Anselma Lopez-Flores...born on this day - April 14th, in 1935 in Malolos City, Philippines. I'm truly blessed to have been born to such a wonderful mom! Everything I am, I owe to her.  She had taught me a lot of things and have always encouraged me to do what I like. Though I know she is in a better place now, I wish she's still here. She's truly missed each and every day. I love her and forever, I will...

Just like the past two monthsaries of Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner, I want to share with you a noodle dish today, for longer blogging life that is. Both sides of my family loves to cook...and since I want to keep that love of food going, I want Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner to last long. :)

3 months down...forever to go! ;) Thanks to all my readers and followers! Your support means a lot to me...and is greatly appreciated! I wish that you'll  always stay with me as I try to provide you with more delectable Filipino and non-Filipino recipes! ♡♡♡

This recipe that I'm going to share with you is another one of my creations. It is basically stir-fried chicken breast strips and vegetables combined with bean thread noodles and ground peanuts. I came up with this the other day when my daughter, Cherlin asked me to cook chicken "and" clear noodles. She clearly said "and". What immediately came to my mind was Chicken Sotanghon Soup. But she said, "no soup please".  So no soup it is...

It came out good, and Ryan and the girls liked it. Check out the recipe and wish me more months and years of recipe blogging via Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner. (^.^)

* I'm sharing this on Miz Helen's Country Cottage's Full Plate Thursday and It's a Keeper Thursday.

Prep Time: 10 mins              Cook Time: ~20 mins                Servings: 4                        

  • 2 cups boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • ¾ cup snow peas, washed, trimmed and cut crosswise
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup carrots, julienned
  • 10 pcs baby corn, each cut into three pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 3 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 6.5 oz bean thread noodles,
  • ½ ground peanuts


1. Cook bean thread noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir fry garlic, ginger and chicken in peanut oil until light brown. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the chicken through.

3. Add vegetables. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
4. Add oyster sauce and soy sauce. Mix well.
5. Add noodles. Mix well with other ingredients.
6. Sprinkle with peanuts. Keep on tossing until well combined.
7. Remove from heat. Serve.


  1. Christina thanks for this lovely post. Your mother would have been proud of you. Wow I thught you had been working on this blog more than three months ... you've done so much - the chicken stir fry looks delicious, I love the touch of oyster sausce.

  2. Wow! What a beautiful blog you have! Thank you for stopping by mine too! Looks like I have a long way to go :) Happy Monthsary!


  3. Hey Tina, I loved your post- what a tribute to your mom. Although I still have my parents, I miss my grandparents every time they come to mind. You would definitely make your mother proud. You have a wonderful blog- too good for the short time you have been doing it!- and great recipes. BTW- what a beautiful picture of your mother and you! Many wishes for continued success with your blog! Sarah

  4. This is a beautiful tribute to your mom, and you know she would have been proud of you for starting this blog.
    Marelie recommends your blog and I love to eat Filipino food, so between the two of you, I might learn how to cook a dish or two. I'm following you. :-)

  5. Thanks ladies for all the lovely words.
    @Chris & Sarah: There are times when I get so busy and stressed out and I kinda ask myself "why am I blogging?"! But it's really fun you know...and it's so inspiring when you know that people actually reads your blog. Thanks for all your support in the past months!
    @Heather & Joy: Tnx for the follow...I am truly grateful!

  6. Your words are really touching Tina. I send you a big virtual hug! My beloved granny passed away for the same reason... it is really heartbreaking. Your mom had a beautiful smile. I totally agree with Chris: I am sure that wherever she is now she's looking after you and she is very proud of you! <3
    A big big big HUG!

  7. Its a very touching post today Tina, Happy birthday to your Mom...Such a beautiful bride with her very proud Mom.

  8. This dish looks delicious! What a beautiful tribute to your mom:)

  9. Your mum will always overlook you from where she is, that's the great love of mothers, am sure you fond memories of her will in return you will cherish forever.

    The dish is a complete meal to be served, love that the mee hoon /noodles being added inside, nice and healthy one.

  10. Hi Tina,
    I know that your Mom would have been very proud of her daughter. Your post is just beautiful and the dish looks delicious. You always make the most delicious food. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you next week!