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Almondigas Soup

Almondigas (Bola-bola soup) is classic Filipino soup made of meatballs, misua noodles and patola. A quick and easy soup to make!

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: almondigas, almondigas soup, bola-bola soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Bebs



  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ big yellow onion chopped finely
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • oil for frying


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ big yellow onion chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 medium patola peeled and cut into slices
  • 100 grams misua noodles
  • 3 tablespoon fish sauce
  • salt


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix well. Scoop a spoonful and form a ball using the palm of your hands. Place the balls on a plate.
  • In a pan, heat enough oil over medium heat and fry the meatballs until golden brown. remove the meatballs from the pan and transfer to a plate. Set aside.
  • Take about 2 tablespoons of the oil and heat over medium heat in a pot. Saute garlic and onions until aromatic and limp.
  • Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Add the patola slices and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the misua noodles and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with fish sauce. Add salt if needed.
  • Transfer to a soup dish or bowl and serve while still hot.



You can also add pork cubes to the soup to enhance the flavor.
If you wish, you can skip the frying of the meatballs and just drop them one by one to the boiling water to cook before adding patola and miswa.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1161mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.9mg