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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


  • 1 can Canned sardines
  • 3-5 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 whole Onions chopped
  • 1 whole Tomato chopped
  • 5-10 g Misua noodles
  • ½ tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 tsp Fish sauce
  • ½ cup Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 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