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How to Cook Almondigas (Filipino Pork Meatballs Soup)

Almondigas is an old Filipino soup recipe made from pork meatballs and misua.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Noodles recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: almondigas, meatball soup, misua
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 5 pcs water chestnuts sliced thinly
  • 5 pcs dried Chinese mushrooms soaked in water and diced
  • 1 pc egg lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 medium size onion chopped (for meatballs mixture)
  • 1 medium size onion chopped (for sauteing)
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for sauteing
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 6 to 8 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. spring onion chopped
  • 1 to 2 tsp. iodized salt or table salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 bundles misua about 50 grams


How to cook Almondigas:

  • In a bowl combine ground pork, water chestnuts, mushrooms, egg, cornstarch, onion, salt and pepper.
  • Mix very well and form into balls, about 1 to 1 & 1/2 inch in diameter. Set aside.
  • In a deep saucepan, heat about 1 Tbsp. cooking oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
  • Add water and allow to boil for a minute then drop pork balls in the boiling liquid and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until the meatballs are cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper then add the misua and stir cook for a few minutes until misua is soft and cooked.
  • Serve hot and garnish with spring onion.