Sauteed Patola with Misua

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Sauteed patola with misua is a simple yet nutritious dish. Patola also known as loofahor luffa is a climbing plant widely grown in the Philippines. Its fruit is commonly eaten as a vegetable since it is a good source of fiber, as well as vitamins C and B2. It also contains minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, carotene, niacin and iron. Aside from this, its fruit is allowed to mature and dried and made into loofah sponge and other bath and kitchen accessories.

The patola fruit when combined with misua makes a delicious treat. According to Wikipedia, misua (mee sua or miswa) is a very thin variety of salted Chinese noodles made from wheat flour. This soup is easy to prepare and can be made in less than 30 minutes. Instead of ground pork, you can either add shrimp, slices of pork or chicken. Hope you try this recipe! 

Sauteed Patola with Misua Recipe


  • 1 medium-sized patola, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup ground pork 
  • 1 small pack misua
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • salt/fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Peel patola and slice crosswise (about 1/4 inch). Set aside.
  2. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
  3. Add ground pork and cook until lightly browned. Stir in fish sauce and water. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Add patola and cook until tender.
  5. Add misua and simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Season with salt/fish sauce.
  7. Serve.

lutong bahay recipe-Sauteed patola with misua
Sauteed Patola with Misua

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