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This week's Featured in Food Friday player is........

Mr. Jay who blogs over at More Than I Can Chew, with his post:
@ Red Ribbon Bakeshop (Chocolate Fudge Cake)

I love chocolate cakes and this Chocolate Fudge Cake positively had me drooling! Just look at that generous amount of frosting, and also that super cute cake topper! But really, what I like about Jay's blog is that he not only blogs about food, but also about some causes which he believes in. Quite admirable. He has also posted some of the badges on to this homepage, so if you want to know what those are (as well as the yummy food and food-related experiences he's had) then I suggest you drop him a visit. If you're of the same mind, then you'd like his blog, too!

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My food post for today is something that just warms my heart...though I revised it (A LOT, lol): Meatballs and Eggplants in Misua Noodles

My mother used to cook misua with sardines when I was young. It sometimes served as our afternoon snack during weekends, together with some neighborhood kids who'd come over and play. Her recipe was simple enough: saute some garlic and onions in vegetable oil, add canned sardines, then add about a cup and a half of water; once it's boiling add in the misua noodles. Snack would be ready within ten minutes!

Mine's a variation of her recipe....
well, I'd like to think so. :i

  • ground pork (made into meatballs, mixed with spanish paprika, salt, pepper, soy sauce, garlic, egg, and onion)
  • eggplant (sliced thinly) and chili (both pan-grilled)
  • onion, garlic, and tomatoes (all diced)
  • water, pepper, salt
  • canola oil (around a tablespoon for sauteeing)
  • misua noodles

  • Saute the diced onion, garlic and tomatoes briefly then set aside.
  • Add the meatballs one by one till cooked.
  • Add water then let boil.
  • You may opt to add salt (or fish sauce) at this point. Your choice.
  • Once boiling, add the misua noodles; it'll be done in two minutes, or less.
  • The eggplants and chili can be added once the soup is transferred to a bowl.

*adding chili is always optional.

I didn't have this as a snack, though. It was dinner. ^_^

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18 shared thoughts:

Julie at: Fri Sep 30, 12:53:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Sarap. Sometimes we also have that during dinner, with patola slices

Happy Friday!

Dhemz at: Fri Sep 30, 01:19:00 AM GMT+8 said...

ayay! been years since I had a bowl of misua...kakatakam naman tong version mo sis...magaya nga...bili muna ako nang misua...ehehehe....:)

Sasha at: Fri Sep 30, 01:24:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Na-miss ko bigla ang misua! My dad's version naman has patola in it. Perfect for a rainy day :)

Sherry at: Fri Sep 30, 01:25:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Bigla tuloy akong nag-crave for misua and chocolate cake seeing this post hehe...

Happy Friday to all!

oggi at: Fri Sep 30, 04:37:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Oh we love albondigas and misua soup. I never thought of adding eggplants. I'll put some next time I make. Your misua looks so yummy!

Mika at: Fri Sep 30, 04:43:00 AM GMT+8 said...

It's been a while since the last time I ate misua. I love that misua with sardines. I'm pretty sure I will love the one you just made especially since it is spicy :)

maiylah at: Fri Sep 30, 05:22:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Teach
...ay, oo nga! we used to add patola slices, too. but no meat or sardines. ^_^

thanks, Dhemz
...sige na, hanap na ng patola! ;)

thanks, Sasha
...oo nga eh...i totally forgot about the patola! 8|

thanks, Sherry's good to give in to one's cravings every once in a while. in moderation, of course. :P

thanks, Ms. Oggi
...ok, had to google what albondigas meant, and it's meatballs. hehehe, silly me! i so agree, they work well together! of course, the veggie mixed in could be anything that you like...or what you have on hand (which happened in my case, lol). :$

thanks, Mika've tried misua with sardines? glad you loved it! i'm trying to expose my kids to the foods that i had as a child and so far they're liking it! :L

thank you so much for sharing your food posts with everyone, ladies!
so loving this party...
have a safe and happy weekend! <3

maiylah at: Fri Sep 30, 05:25:00 AM GMT+8 said...

ooppps, sorry about that silly reply to your comment, Dhemz!
it should have been:
"...sige na, buy na MISUA! ;)" mind's still foggy this early morning. xP

Kitty Kate at: Fri Sep 30, 07:47:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this new idea in cooking misua. What I know is only with patola but since there's no patola here, most of the time, we use sayote instead. But your recipe looks yum! I want to try this.

maiylah at: Fri Sep 30, 10:20:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Kate
...oo nga, patola's the usual veggie which is usually mixed with misua. love the idea that you used sayote instead of patola! galing!

safe and happy weekend ahead, Kate! <3

Jenn at: Fri Sep 30, 02:39:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Sadly, mom isn't fond of misua, but for sure sister would love this one (not sure of the eggplants, though). Once I got to taste misua soup with ground pork and smiles slices of patola and it tasted great, so am sure this would taste good, too.

maiylah at: Fri Sep 30, 03:12:00 PM GMT+8 said...

hi, Jenn
...some family members aren't so keen on misua, too. yeah, using pan-grilled eggplants was just one of my experiments, and it's a good thing my boys liked it. ^_^

thanks for joining the party again, Jenn
enjoy the weekend! <3

Angi at: Fri Sep 30, 07:16:00 PM GMT+8 said...

slurp! :D

happy weekend!

Jean Soo at: Fri Sep 30, 11:14:00 PM GMT+8 said...

hi maiylah! i love meatballs!! looks really yummy~licious, i feel like having one right now! *slurp*

Kim, USA at: Sat Oct 01, 12:24:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That's what I learned from my mom too misua with sardines. Now that I found another version on how to cook misua I am going to cook this tonight. Good for today's weather, cold, gloomy, and windy. Thanks May!

maiylah at: Sat Oct 01, 04:38:00 PM GMT+8 said...

hi Angi
...*burp! :D

hi, Jean
...and i so lided the cute buns that you shared with us today! <3

hi, Manang Kim
...i see that the misua with sardines is quite common! namimiss ko tuloy. :)
...same here, raining again. because of another typhoon coming! :|

thanks so much for sharing your food in this week's party, ladies!
much much appreciated! <3
enjoy your weekend!

Luna Miranda at: Sun Oct 02, 01:18:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i had misua soup for dinner this evening...perfect sa tag-ulan.:p

maiylah at: Sun Oct 02, 02:27:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, LM
...oo, tamang-tama yan sa ganitong panahon. ;)

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