Sotanghon is the term in Filipino for Chinese vermicelli. It is thin and transparent. Compared to other noodles, sotanghon is more slippery and smoother in texture when cooked. It can also be used for cooking spring rolls (lumpia) and pancit, a dish similar to chow mien. Sotanghon soup is a popular Filipino soup dish usually taken as snacks. It is commonly served in office canteens, school canteens and carenderias.