Almondigas Or Misua Bola-Bola with Patola

Almondigas or Misua Bola-Bola with Patola is a complete meal by itself. It has carbs from the noodles, protein from the meatballs, and the patola is the vegetable. And the soup? it warms up your heart….
Almondigas Or Misua Bola-Bola with Patola

How was your weekend? Mine was a rainy one and while it was busy, we managed to sneak in one homecooked meal that absolutely warms both the heart and the tummy (and a family favorite too) : Misua Bola-Bola with Patola.

I’ve been eating this for as long as I can remember because this is a regular on the menu rotation when I was younger. The bola-bola or the pork meatballs is made flavorful by mixing it with chopped shrimp and kinchay (also known as chinese parsley or chinese celery). And I always hear my nanay nagging my tatay, who buys everything from the market, by the way, to always buy fresh shrimp and lots of kinchay… LOL! So yan ang tumatatak sa utak ko… always always buy fresh shrimp and lots of kinchay to mix in it. It doesn’t have to be the expensive kind of shrimp, you can buy the small ones that costs ₱30 per 100g and you’ll need about 150g for this recipe so that would be around ₱45 worth … and that’s enough. Add carrots, an egg, bread crumbs or flour, salt and pepper and you got yourself yummy meatballs for your soup.

Almondigas Or Misua Bola-Bola with Patola

I don’t like adding too much misua noodles because they tend to soak up all the soup later and you’ll end up eating a pot of noodles instead. So what I do is I add around 2 bunches — yung 2 taling pula na manipis lang? and it’s good to go. This is one of the best soups during rainy days!

Now, there’s plain Misua with Patola, there’s Misua with Shrimp, Misua with Batchoy, and there’s Misua Bola-Bola without the Patola. Anong paborito mo?


What’s new with us this week? Because we really want to go for a healthier lifestyle, peanubutter and I are yet attempting again to go on a low carb, no sugar diet. Hay, wish us luck?

Happy start of the week everyone!



Almondigas Or Misua Bola-Bola with Patola

  • Author: Peachy Adarne



for the bola-bola (meatballs)

  • 300g ground pork
  • 1 carrot, chopped or grated
  • 150g shrimp, shelled,de-veined & chopped
  • ½ cup chopped chinese parsley [kinchay]
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs or flour

Misua soup

  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 pork cube
  • 2 bunch Misua noodles
  • 2 patola (sponge gourd), peeled and sliced
  • chopped green onions for garnish
  • patis and pepper to taste


  1. Make the Bola-Bola (meat balls): Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix well. Form into balls, place in a plate, and set aside.
  2. In a pot, sauté garlic and onion in heated oil until onion becomes translucent.
  3. Pour in the water and add the pork cube. Stir well until it dissolves and bring into a boil.
  4. Add meatballs one by one and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. When meatballs are cooked, add in misua noodles.
  6. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add the sliced patola (sponge gourd).
  8. Season with patis and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning according to your preferrence.
  9. Serve with chopped green onions on top.
  10. Best eaten with steamed rice.

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25 Responses

  1. sarap naman po.. sakto po yan masarap humigop ng mainit na sabaw sa umaga..ako po pagnamiswa manoodles .

  2. Swerte naman mga kids mo mamsh kase nakakain sila masarap na luto mo healthy pa!!! Tama mommy Peach kapag nagluluto ako ng may miswa diko dinadamihan kase mawawala ang sabaw!!

  3. Busy weekend Mommy kaya din ata ako sinipon heheh. Ngayin medyo masama pa din pakiramdam pero fight fight lang hehehe. Fave ko din po yan pero di ako kumakain ng patola ?

  4. Have tried misua Bola Bola with sayote pero never ko pa natry tong with patola.. Hahaha hindi ko Alam na pwede din Pala to, Kung ano Lang kasi nakikita ko ayun Lang din nagAgawa ko.. Salamat talaga Sayo mommy dame ko nadadagdag sa menu na pwede ko ihain sa mga kids ko.. Tatry ko ito din!

  5. Misua version namin dito sa tarlac may bola bola with laman loob ng mako (gizzards atay puso hehe)

  6. ang sarap po ng ganyan na luto kumkain ng gulay ang panganay kp pag ganyan po.

  7. sarap ng ganitong ulam lalo malamig ang panahon at the same time budget meal siya and easy to cook

  8. Fave ng mag ama ko. Pero not the patola. Kaya ako ang taga ubos ng patola hihi!

  9. Wow! Thank you for sharing this po. Super sarap neto at nakakagana tlaga kumain kapag may sabaw. Perfect ngayong taglamig.

  10. One of my favorite ulam to mommy..All in one na kasi may gulat may sabaw may karne may noodles pa..very affordable pa po surely will love ng all members ng family

  11. Namiss ko bigla si Mama ko,ang sarap niya magluto nito.Healthy na ulam.

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