Wednesday, November 03, 2004


One reader was asking for warm soup suggestions for winter. I had some in mind but she wanted something Filipino so here is what I came up with. MISUA.

¼ lb of ground pork
½ medium onion, coarsely chopped
½ medium tomato, coarsely chopped
1 patola or substitute with zucchini if patola is not available
4 cups of water
50 gms of misua
patis to taste

Saute ground pork. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add tomato and cook for about 2 minutes or until tomato is limp. Add Patola and sauté for another 3 minutes without adding water. Season with patis. Add water. Cover pan and let water boil. Add misua noodles and cook for another 2 minutes. Serves 4.

I hope I have made my reader happy.


Sari-Sari Winkel said...

Ting-Aling, i agree having a nice warm soup for winter is a good idea. I didn't know that making misua is quite easy (err, at least from your recipe). This is a simple recipe that I could definitely try!

eye said...

ang sarap, may natira pa ba? pahingi naman hehe! walang misua dito eh :D

rolly said...

Medyo aaminin ko katangahan ko pangsumandali. Ano ba yung zucchini? Di ba talong yun? Pero ang talong, eggplant e, 'do ba?

Kinds of international noodles -

spaghetti - italian
pancit - intsik
noodles - American
miswa - French

Cerridwen said...

I have tried this recipe with meatballs, it is ne of my fast meals to cook.

Mine is just a bit different. I dont measure so here itgoes.

Frozen Meatballs from grocery the one they use fo spaghetti?
patis and pepper to taste
beef buillon
1 scrambbled egg

sautee onion and ginger patis and pepper it, add water for soup then the beef buillon. Add the meatballs, then miswa then scrambbled egg.

It is really quick but filling. My Dadloves it especially lately that it has been cold.

ting-aling said...

Tito Rolly, di ka naman tanga. Curios lang and are just not used to seeing zucchini. The truth is, zucchini never made it big In Baguio because not a lot of people knew how to cook it. A lot of the farmers stopped producing this. I will post a picture of zucchini once I get my grocery shopping done. Did you say it is a variety of an eggplant?

ting-aling said...

Cerridwen, will have to try this sometime and will let you know.

Manang said...

Inggit naman ako me misua at patola ka!
Zucchini is more like upo, mas solid lang while upo is airy and porous. It is classified along with summer squash, which do not resemble at all the squash as we know it (which are here known as winter squash: butternut/buttercup squash). I love using both the small zucchini and yellow summer squash for stir-fry because they are so crispy and without real flavor. I use the large zucchini for bread.

marezone said...

My girlfriends and I were just talking about the misua noodle. We both grew up on the last minute dish of our parents consisting of misua and corned beef. Not so creative but definitely quite tasty.

ting-aling said...

Hello Marezone, 'nice of you to visit. Indeed, misua is quite tasty and easy to make. It's a soup to the rescue for me always.

Manang said...

Haha! Found the misua recipe, thanks to your quick links at the sidebar. And thank you heaps for the mizua! Received it today! I am so excited! Well, I am debating whether to use leftover chicken (from roasted chix we had tonight; hubby's really crazy about it) or use leftover meatballs. Since I plan to serve it tomorrow to my boys for breakfast, I will probably use the leftover chix so that it will be faster. My meatballs are still frozen and uncooked...Thanks Thanks thanks thanks!!!