Hearty “Misua with Patola”

HEARTY MISUA with PATOLA ! Thin noodle & sinqua.
Filipino’s everyday fave.. You can never separate those two ! And what an extra treat to add chinese celery, carrot, veggie meat ball & portobello mushroom in it ! Comforting noodle soup ! Substitute the mushroom with what you have in your area.



? Ingredients:

▪︎ 4-6 cloves garlic, crushed & minced

▪︎ 2 pieces of shallots or medium onion, diced

▪︎  about 2 to 3 inches knob of ginger, crushed, diced or minced

▪︎ 1 medium tomato, diced

▪︎ 1/2 cup chopped up portobello mushroom or your choice of mushroom

▪︎ 2 stems of chinese celery, diced

▪︎  1 small carrot, grated

▪︎ several veggie meatballs, may substitute with your choice of meat alternative

▪︎ 1 medium patola or “sinqua squash”, peeled & sliced crosswise 1/2 inch

▪︎  vegan bouillon or substitute with the following seasonings for added flavor : 1 tsp coconut sugar, few dashes of each onion powder, natural mushroom powder & garlic powder, few drizzle of light soy sauce or tamari

▪︎ few pinches ground black pepper & Himalayan salt to taste

▪︎ 3 to 4 cups water

▪︎ 1/ 2 to 1 handful bundle of thin chinese noodle or “misua”

▪︎ 1 tbsp vegetable oil


? Instructions:

▪︎  Heat up pot in medium heat for few mins and pour vegetable oil then saute garlic for about half a min. Add ginger then shallots or onion & tomato. Saute til tomato quite soft.

▪︎ Add in mushroom, chinese celery & seasonings and saute for about a minute or two for the flavor to come out.

▪︎ Add water, cover pot and bring to a boil. Lower down the heat and start adding the veggie meatballs and simmer covered til almost cooked.

▪︎ Add in carrot, patola & thin noodle, black pepper & salt then stir and simmer for few minutes.

▪︎  Best when served warm. You may add chopped green onions before serving. Good for about 3 to 4 people. Asians love this with warm rice.

Enjoy !