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Misua at Patola Soup

A simple flavorful soup made with misua noodles and patola (sponge gourd).
Course Soup
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 188kcal


  • 1 large patola peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 ounces misua or vermicelli noodles
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  • Using a peeler, peel the skin of patola (sponge gourd). Slice patola lengthwise then crosswise about ¼ inch thick. Remove and discard hard seeds.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Saute onion until softened.
  • Add garlic. Cook until golden.
  • Add ground pork. Cook until pale.
  • Pour water or chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  • Season with fish sauce, chicken bouillon, ground black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Lower heat and add patola. Cook for about 4 minutes or until tender.
  • Add misua noodles or vermicelli. This will cook in about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt, if needed.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!



  1. If using chicken stock, it is ok not to add chicken bouillon. You could put a little bit if you like.
  2. If using water, add chicken bouillon for a flavorful soup. If not using chicken bouillon, reduce water to only 2 cups.
  3. Choose a young patola vegetable. It is less fibrous.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg