Easy-to-cook Sardines with Misua Soup Recipe

I’m cooking a modest dish today – sardines with misua noodles soup. It’s actually mackerel in natural oil (Hekkaido brand); but let me refer to it as a sardine recipe. It’s a Filipino recipe that is so easy to do. Not only that, it easily fits the budget, too.

Sardines with Misua Soup Recipe
Easy-to-cook Sardines with Misua Soup Recipe

Usually, canned sardines are sautéed with garlic and onions and that’s it. It makes a lot of sense, too; especially when in a hurry. That in its own makes a tasty dish. Adding misua noodles however, to canned sardines makes the dish more of a soup.

Sardines with Misua Soup Recipe

It may be enjoyed with another dish (like fried fish or pork); or may be eaten on its own. Some add gourd (patola) in to this sardines soup which makes it a healthier dish all in all. I prefer the white kind or that in natural oil when turning canned sardines into a soup. That is why I use the Hekkaido brand. But you can use the ones in tomato sauce, if that’s what’s available at home.

Hekkaido sardines


Hekkaido sardines

For this post, CookingLikeAPro am sharing with you how I cook sardines with misua. It’s my quick ‘go to’ recipe for a cheap and hearty soup.

Sardines with Misua Soup

Jaime Inez
If you want to try something different in the kitchen, try preparing Sardines with Misua Soup. This delicate noodle soup recipe is a must-try. Its simplicity makes it easy to make at home. All you need to do is heat up a pot of olive oil and add the onions, garlic, and tomatoes. Cook for about 2 minutes, then add the fish sauce and simmer for about 5 minutes. Once the sardines are cooked and the misua is soft, serve the noodle soup with rice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 326 kcal


  • Pour cooking oil in a heated pan.
  • Saute the garlic under medium heat.
  • When the garlic turns sticky and golden, add the onions.
  • When the onions turn sweaty, put in the tomatoes.
  • Put the heat to low.
  • Season with fish sauce. And stir well.

For this very humble dish, I want to really extract the juices and essence of the tomatoes. It will give the soup texture and a bit of sweetness. When the tomatoes are all nearly wilted, I proceed to the next step.

  • Add the canned sardines.
  • Break the fish into tiny pieces and stir well.
  • When the dish comes to a boil, add the water.
  • Put the misua noodles. Mix well.
  • Season the sardine soup with salt and pepper.


You may notice that I used a very small amount of misua in my sardine soup. It’s because I want my dish to be just thick enough. Based on past experiences, I know that the misua noodles can easily thicken a dish. Also, I am avoiding my sardine soup to be pasty. So I scoured just the loose noodles in its container instead of getting one whole sheet. If you are cooking say, 2 cans of sardines, just add more water (1 cup to 1 ½ cups) and add more misua.
Keyword misua, misua soup, sardines

That’s it. We normally eat sardines with misua with hot steamy rice. But it is also enjoyable with bread as a snack.

Sardines with Misua Soup Recipe

Other ways to make Sardines with Misua Soup

Misua with Sardines

You may also want to cook the misua noodles separately. You can do this by cooking them in water with a little bit of salt. After cooking the misua, you can then add the sardines and season with salt and pepper. You can then add the water and bring to a boil. Next, add the sardines and cook them for about 2 minutes. Once the misua is done cooking, you can serve it with hot rice.

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To make Sardines with Misua Soup, you will need a pot that can hold two cups of water. To prepare the broth, you can use 2 cups of water and a tablespoon of salt. You will need to cook the sardines for about two minutes. Once the water is boiling, add the misua and bring to a boil. After 3 to 5 minutes, the misua should be done. You can serve the soup hot or cold.

For the broth, you can use broken fish or canned sardines. The soup should be seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper. It can be eaten anytime. You can serve the misua with warm rice or with a side of rice. When cooking the misua, make sure that the noodles are completely submerged in the water. This will ensure that the noodle is fully cooked, and the flavor will be full.

Misua with Sardines

Once you’ve boiled the sardines, you can add the vegetables. You can add the sardines or the broken fish to the soup and season with salt and pepper. This soup is ready in two minutes! Its flavor is enhanced by the addition of scallions and misua. If you’re a fan of sardines with misua, this soup is a must-try!

Once the misua has boiled, add the sardines and cook for another minute or two. You can add more salt and pepper to taste. The soup is delicious whether served with rice or with misua noodles. It can also be seasoned with a dash of pepper. This dish can be paired with other savoury dishes to complement your meal. It’s a tasty dish for any occasion.

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Sardines with Misua

You can add sardines and misua to your ginisang upo. Then, add scallions, garlic, and pepper. Then, wait for a minute to let the broth thicken. Afterwards, serve the broth. It is an excellent starter dish. Just add a few teaspoons of misua and it will be ready in no time.

Once the sardines are cooked, add the misua. Saute garlic and onions for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with fish sauce and ground black pepper. Once the sardines are cooked, stir in the misua and bring to a simmer. Once the soup has reached the right consistency, serve it with hot steaming rice. This simple yet delicious dish is a delicious way to enjoy sardines with misua.

If you’re in the mood to prepare a hearty meal, you should start by sauteing the sardines. This will ensure that the sardines will cook evenly in the broth. For a quick meal, you can serve this dish with hot steamed rice. Its simplicity is unrivaled. The main ingredient is the sardines. You should add a few teaspoons of salt and pepper to the water.

For a healthier alternative, you can try this soup. It contains a combination of sardines and misua, cooked with a little fish stock and vegetables. The broth should be prepared in just minutes. A 3-inch can of sardines with misua has 191 calories and 10.5 grams of fat. The recipe can be adapted to suit many different diets and preferences.