Molo Soup


Hot, hot, hot!

Literally and figuratively, molo soup is HOT!

The warm, comforting and soothing effect of this soup are enough reasons to make this a staple in your kitchen menu. The solid combination of chicken, pork dumplings and the garlicky flavor of the broth just make a perfect soup.

Especially lately that it has been raining, molo soup should be the excellent comfort food with a wet weather at the backdrop.

Molo soup

For the pork dumpling:

1/2 kilo ground pork

1 onion, minced

1 egg

4 tbsps flour

salt and pepper to taste

molo wrappers

For the chicken broth:

1 pc chicken thigh/legs

salt and pepper to taste

1 onion, quartered


1/4 cup deveined shrimps, chopped

1 medium onion, sliced

1 head of garlic, minced

2 tbsps patis (fish sauce)

1/2 cup dahon ng sibuyas (green spring onions)


To make the broth, season chicken with salt and pepper. In a pot, cover with water and add onion. Cook until chicken is tender and cooked. Shred chicken and set aside. Meantime, keep stock for later use.


The pork dumplings are made by seasoning the ground pork with salt and pepper and adding onion, egg and flour. Mix well and wrap in molo wrappers. Set aside.


In another pot, saute onion, garlic, chicken and shrimps. Season with patis. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once boiling, drop dumplings and cook for ten to fifteen minutes. Top with dahon ng sibuyas (green spring onions). Serve hot.


7 responses »

  1. hi carol! i love molo soup. ill try to cook this. I have been cooking quite regularly – once a week that is. I cooked szechuan eggplant last night. Do you have recipe for a good chicken tenders na mala Friday’s?

  2. Hi Caren!

    Molo soup = WOW!

    One of my fave comfort food. My Tito Intod makes the best molo soup ever because he averts from the traditional way by adding milk in it ala sopas. It is the merienda staple of every family gathering on my dad’s side. This, together with some hard bread, makes a lonely soul jump with joy. No kidding here lol!

    Thanks and more power! 🙂

  3. Great recipe. Will try this tonight. I’ve read in some that they add chopped shrimps to the molo filling as well. Not sure if that’s a good idea though. I want to try it with milk too. I think that’s a wonderful idea for a hearty merienda.

  4. wow!i hailed from iloilo & that is the favorite merienda of ilonggos.i used to cook it for my in laws and definitely they love it esp. with milk.

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