Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  255
  • Protein  12 g
  • Carbohydrates  41 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  59 mg
  • Sodium  220 mg
  • Potassium  373 mg
  • Phosphorus  141 mg
  • Calcium  49 mg
  • Fiber  2.7 g


Generally, Filipino foods can be high in sodium, potassium and phosphorus, however, DaVita dialysis dietitians have modified the recipes to make them more kidney-friendly. Try Pancit and discover the uniqueness of northern California.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient, Bonifacia, and submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jennifer H. from California.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 2 cups


  • 3  garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 4 cups cabbage
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked
  • 1 cup shrimp, cooked 
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 16 ounces rice sticks (Asian rice noodles)
  • 16 ounces frozen snow peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, hard boiled
  • 2 lemons


    1. Mince garlic and dice onion. Shred carrots and cabbage and diagonally cut celery. Rinely chop green onions.
    2. In a wok or large skillet, over medium heat, sauté garlic and onion in olive oil until soft.
    3. Stir in chicken, shrimp and soy sauce. Add 3 cups chicken broth and bring to boil. 
    4. Add noodles using 2 wooden spoons to stir in noodles. Cook for 15 minutes until noodles are translucent. Be careful that noodles don’t become gummy. May need to add more broth (or water) to prevent this from happening.
    5. Add vegetables and cook until cabbage begins to soften.
    6. Transfer pancit to a serving dish and garnish with sliced eggs, green onions and one lemon sliced into wedges.
    7. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over top of noodles before serving. Serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Use sesame oil instead of olive oil if desired.
    • Pork can be substituted for chicken or you can use a mixture of chicken, pork and shrimp.
    • Rice noodles, also known as rice sticks, may be purchased at any Asian grocery store. Excellent® brand is a good choice.
    • Shred the cabbage and carrots in a food processor or buy the pre-shredded slaw mix.
    • Use a large wok or very large Dutch oven.

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serenam says:


Used half no salt fish stock, half chicken broth. Some chicken and some shrimp. Mom loved it! This was her favorite dish of all since I've been making kidney friendly meals. Also suggested by my Filipino friend to boil or puree shrimp heads/shells, drain, and use that as a stock.

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