Pork Meatball Soup with Rice Vermicelli Noodle and Sponge Gourd


This recipe I borrowed from Vanjo Merano. He is a Filipino resident in Chicago, USA. He is the founder of the blog “Panlasang Pinoy” Here you will
find many delicious and simple Philippine recipes. Some of the ingredients may be a little difficult for us to find, at least here in Scandinavia where I live.

I am married to a beautiful Philippine lady and am accustomed to Filipino food. My favorite is Adobo, a dish that you can make out of meat, pork, and chicken or mixed pork and chicken.

Pork meatball soup with, Rice Vermicelli Noodles, and Sponge Gourd is a simple yet delicious soup. A Filipino soup that you can prepare for your family on any given day. This is also known as almondigas.

The soup is composed of pork meatballs.

The green circular slices of vegetable called Patola in Filipino. It`s known as Luffa. This soup dish also makes use of thin flour noodles known as Misua ( Rice Vermicelli Noodle.) The noodles are sometimes referred to as Chinese Vermicelli.

For those of you who are trying to learn how to cook, this recipe is something that you should consider. It is simple, easy-to-make, and the result is something that you will be proud of. Happy Cooking!

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Try this Pork Bola Bola Soup with Misua and Patola Recipe. and let him know what you think.

Course: Pork    Cuisine: Filipino

Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 40 minutes   Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings:                     Author: Vanjo Merano

Soup Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces misua  ( Rice Vermicelli Noodle )
  • 1 Knorr Pork cube
  • 1 medium patola sliced  ( Sponge Gourd )
  • ½ cup chopped scallion
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium yellow onion minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons patis fish sauce
  • 6 to 8 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Meatball ingredients:
1 lb. ground pork
1 egg
1 medium yellow onion minced
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the meatballs by combining all meatball ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture and form into a ball. Perform this step until the mixture is completely consumed. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a cooking pot. Once the oil becomes hot, pan-fry the meatballs until the outer part turns light brown. Note: the meatballs do not need to be cooked completely at this point.
  3. Remove the meatballs from the pot. Set aside.
  4. Using the remaining oil, saute garlic until golden brown. Add onion. Continue to cook until the onion softens.
  5. Pour water. Let boil. Add the pan-fried meatballs back.
  6. Add Knorr Pork Cube. Stir. Cover the pot and cook in medium heat for 15 minutes.
  7. Add misua and patola. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Season with patis and ground black pepper. Stir.
  9. Add scallions. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  10. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Watch the Video on How to Cook Pork Bola Bola Soup with Misua
In the Filipino language.
Pork Bola Bola Soup with Misua and Patola Recipe

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Hi, I'm a pensioner who likes to cook, my page will contain recipes advice and tips. I`m living in Norway, married to a Filipina, so in winter time we stay in Philippines and summertime we stay in Norway.

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