Filipino shrimp misua soup with patola: delicious misua recipe

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  January 14, 2022

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Misua is a soup dish that’s best eaten during the rainy season or even when the weather is tipping on the colder side.

Depending on the cook, this misua soup recipe can be prepared by using a variety of ingredients, such as chicken and pork, patola, sliced hard-boiled eggs, or even malunggay leaves.

In this case, we’re going to use shrimp and shrimp juice for a delicious seafood taste.

As the recipe has misua noodles in it, it could be said that the recipe is Chinese-influenced, given Chinese cuisine’s affinity to noodles both in soup-based and stir-fried recipes.
Filipino Shrimp Misua Soup with Patola
Cooking misua is very easy; so easy that even a beginner can do it. The cooking involves sauteing, adding the vegetables and the preferred meat to a boil, then adding the misua and the malunggay leaves.

This could then be left to simmer until the meat and the vegetables are tender.

Misua soup recipe and cooking tips

It’s recommended that you use patola to give the misua recipe a crunch and a strong flavor in the soup.

As for using chicken, you can boil it up beforehand and use the water to serve as the broth that you’ll use for the misua soup. In addition, you can shred the chicken meat into smaller pieces before putting it into the pot.

If you’re using shrimp, like in this recipe, you can add the shrimp juice to the broth and you can prepare this dish really quick. The shrimp doesn’t need to cook that long.

Due to the humble and homey taste of misua, the dish is commonly also served as a dish whenever someone’s sick, as the easy combination of the misua soup. shredded meat, and sliced vegetables is easy for a sick person to digest.

Misua Soup Patola

However, you shouldn’t wait for it to rain or get cold, or for you to get sick before serving this soup.

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You can totally cook this up if you just want to unwind after a long day, as this soup is surely comforting.

If you want to see how misua is cooked, Jackie A Vlogs does a great job in this video:

Misua Soup Patola

Filipino shrimp misua soup with patola

Joost Nusselder
Misua is a soup dish that's best eaten during the rainy season or even when the weather is tipping on the colder side. Depending on the cook, this misua soup recipe can be prepared using a variety of ingredients, such as chicken and pork, patola, sliced hard-boiled eggs, or even malunggay leaves.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 3 people
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium patola peeled and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small white onion sliced
  • 1 pack hibe or 100 grams peeled shrimps
  • 2 pcs misua noodles
  • 4 cups water with shrimp juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Saute garlic until brown and add onion. Add hibe, patola and misua. Cook for a minute.
  • Pour in water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve while hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal
Keyword Patola, Shrimp, Soup
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Aside from this misua soup with patola, you can also try this almondigas recipe, which contains misua and meatballs.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.