Misua Soup Meatballs Recipe:

This Filipino soup is made with misua noodles cooked in broth with sauteed garlic and onion and some cubed vegetables. The usual vegetable in this soup is patola. Pork meatballs are made separately and added to the soup.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Filipino
Keyword misua soup meatballs, miswa soup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Maria



  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 2 pc eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked


  • 1/2 package misua noodles 4 to 6 oz.
  • 6 cups chicken broth and water
  • 2 stalks green onion sliced thin
  • 2 pcs chicken bouillon
  • 1 pc medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pcs chayote squash peeled and diced 1 in square


  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine ingredients for meatballs. Form into 1 tbsp size meatballs.
  3. Bake meatballs in baking pan for 12 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Saute garlic, onion until translucent.
  5. Add chayote squash, chicken broth and water and let boil
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add misua and meatballs and simmer for 5 minutes. It you have too many meatballs, save some on the side.
  8. Serve with green onions on top.

How to Cook Quinoa

  1. Wash 1 cup of quinoa by using a strainer.

    Combine quinoa in a pot with 1 1/2 cups of water

    Heat to boiling. Turn down heat to medium low, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 miinutes. 

    It's ok if you still see the grain at the center of the quinoa. Turn off the heat and it will continue cooking until done.

Recipe Notes


Misua noodles and quinoa can be purchased at the end of this post. Ground pork can be replaced with ground turkey or lean ground beef. Chayote squash can be replaced with zucchini or yellow squash.