Chicken Meatball Soup with Misua and Patola (Turai)

One of the most satisfying and economical Filipino soups is Misua patola with bola-bola. It is a comforting and delectable soup that I absolutely adore. In the Philippines, it is especially perfect to have during rainy days.

I was so excited when I discovered that the Indian thurai and the Filipino patola are one and the same. I have frequently noticed it in the vegetable section of supermarkets, but it was only recently that a friend introduced me to thurai. Learning something new each day is always a pleasant surprise.

To make a long story short, I recently purchased thurai or patola and cooked it for the first time in ages.

Chicken Meatballs

500 minced chicken
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
3 cloves garlic minced
1 onion minced
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and form balls then air fry or pan fry until golden brown


3 cloves garlic crushed
1 onion chopped
4 cup water or more if needed
cooked chicken meatballs
Patola or Thurai - peeled and sliced
1 egg beaten
misua or wheat vermicelli (1 tie) 
a bunch of bok choy or pechay (optional)
green onions chopped

Saute garlic and onion until fragrant.
Add water and let it boil
Add meatballs, patola or thurai, and the misua
Stir and let simmer for 5-10 minutes. If it gets too thick add more water.
Add bok choy and cook until wilted.
Add beaten egg and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste
Fish sauce is optional but recommended (2 tbsp) 

Serve hot or warm and enjoy. Here's a video of it when I cook it. 

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.

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