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Filipino Misua Soup

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Misua is salted Chinese noodles made from wheat flour. The noodle soup is a classic in Southeast Asia, served on special occasion like birthdays as the noodles symbolize longevity. This version of misua recipe includes bottle gourd and ground pork. This sumptuous recipe of Misua truly hits home and reminds you of how this soup can be so hearty and filling. It is perfect for a cold or rainy day to satisfy a screaming tummy craving for something comforting. It makes a wholesome meal when topped with a boiled egg.
Ingredients
  Misua noodles 90 Gram
  Bottle gourd/Winter melon 250 Gram, sliced
  Ground pork 200 Gram
  Green onion 100 Gram, cut in 1 inch pieces (about 3 stems)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic clove 5 Medium, minced
  Ginger 10 Gram, cut into strips
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 Medium, boiled (1 per serving)
  Water 1 Liter
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saucepan, heat the cooking oil.
2. Saute garlic, onion and ginger. Add the ground pork and stir.
3. Cook the ground pork for 3-5 minutes.
4. Add 1 liter of water. Bring to a boil.
5. Add the bottle gourd, salt and ground pepper. Boil for 3-5 minutes.
6. Add the misua noodles and simmer for 2 minutes.
7. Check if the noodles are cooked and stir gently.

SERVING
8. Garnish the noodle soup with green onions before serving. Top with whole boiled egg if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Filipino
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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