One of the easiest Filipino comfort dish to prepare. Misua, prepared with thin flour vermicelli noodles cooked with proteins such as pork, shrimps and chicken together with vegetables
Misua comes from the Chinese word “mee sua” which is a very thin salted noodles made from wheat flour. Misua noodles cook really fast, it will only take around 2 minutes or less. Misua is not just popular in China and Philippines but also in Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Thailand.
A very heart-warming dish made out of misua noodles and leftover meats like roast chicken and/or fried chops. I said leftovers because it became a tradition where Christmas celebration in Philippines is a feast like no other, a lot of food are prepared compared to the number of people who will consume it, that’s why afterwards there will be a lot of leftovers that get stuck in the fridge. Now knowing that New Year is just around the corner these leftovers can still be recycled to make an excellent dish and that is usually misua. Why misua? In Philippine culture (adapted from the Chinese) like the sotanghon, misua signifies long life that’s why every New Year, and it’s a belief that if you consume dishes like such will give you long life hence it’s a main stay in a Filipino Family New Year’s menu, Like us.
Cheers to eating for a long life!
What a neat tradition!
Happy New Year!
Cool tradition! Here in the south (Texas) we eat black eyed peas (for their resemblance to coins) and greens (color of money) to encourage prosperity. 🙂
Wow. This looks delicious! Happy New Years
are squid balls something you make? or something you buy?
I buy them but you can choose fishballs or just leave it out if you want