Almondigas simply means meatballs or bola-bola in Tagalog, but the almondigas dish in Philippine cuisine has a vermicilli rice noodles or misua in it, its the distinguishing characteristic of almondigas Filipino style from other countries.
Ingredients for 5 servings:
1/4 kilo ground beef
1/4 cup flour
1 onion (minced)
5 cups water
70 grams misua
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix very well the ground beef, flour, onion, salt and pepper, then get a portion from the mixturee and form into balls, then fry and set aside.
2.Saute the garlic and onion then add the tomatoes, simmer until soften then add the water and bring to a boil. Add the almondigas (meatballs) then simmer for 3 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add the misua and simmer for 2 minutes or until done, turn off the heat then put the spring onion
4. Serve it hot.
Note: It is also okay if you just drop the almondigas into the soup without frying it.