Almondigas Or Misua Bola-Bola with Patola
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.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at