Misua and Meatball Soup
Misua and Meatball Soup is my version of albondigas. I am using thin flour noodles called misua or miswa and I also added loofah gourd, which is known as “patola” in the Philippines. This is delicious treat that you will enjoy either for lunch or dinner.
I also like having misua with sardines in can. It works with both Spanish style sardines and the one in tomato sauce. I find it best when I use lots of garlic and if I add a bit of lemon or lime.
When I am busy, I purchase ready to cook meatballs in the supermarket or in Ikea. This saves me some time in preparing this meatball soup. I can also do quick dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs or sweet and sour meatballs.
Are you ready to cook your Misua and Meatball soup? I know that you can do it easily because this is just a simple process. You should remember though that the flour noodles quickly absorb liquid. You might need to add more water at some point.
It is not likely that there will be leftovers, but if there will be some, you need to chill it quickly in the fridge so that it wont spoil. A cup or two of water or beef broth needs to be added when you reheat it so that it will have the same soup constancy again.
Try this Misua and Meatball Soup Recipe. Let me know what you think.
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 4
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- 1 large patola (loofah), peeled and sliced
- 2 ounces misua noodles
- 1 (4 ounces) can tomato sauce
- 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 medium yellow onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 cups water
- 1 piece beef cube
- 6 tablespoons cooking oil
- Make the meatballs by combining the ground pork, bread crumbs, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
- Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball shaped figure. Do this step until all the ground pork mixture is consumed.
- Heat 4 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Pan fry the meatballs in low to medium heat until the color of the outer part turns medium brown. Remove the fried meatballs and set aside.
- Meanwhile, start to prepare the soup by pouring the remaining 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a clean cooking pot.
- Saute the onion and garlic. Once the onion becomes soft, put-in the cooked meatballs.
- Pour-in the water. Let boil.
- Add the beef broth and tomato sauce. Let boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Pour-in the fish sauce then add the loofah and spring onions. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
- Put-in the misua noodles. Cook for 2 minutes (add more water if needed).
- Tranfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
- Share and enjoy!