A Big Warm Bowl of Flavorful Molo

Pancit Molo is another Filipino soup perfect for the rainy days and cold months. It originated from a town called Molo in Iloilo.

This Filipino pork wonton soup is made of ground pork enclosed in wonton or siomai wrapper cooked in chicken stock with some shrimps and shredded chicken.

Try this recipe.

Molo Soup


  • wanton or siomai wrappers
  • ½ kilo ground pork
  • fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • sesame oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chicken (preferably breast)
  • 1 piece chicken cube
  • water
  • garlic, minced
  • spring onions


Put chicken in a pot of boiling water. Add salt and cook for about 10 minutes.Remove chicken and set aside the broth.Shred the chicken using a fork. Set aside for later steps.In a clean bowl, pour in ground pork, soy sauce, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.Scoop (about a spoonful) a portion of the mixed pork and place it into the wrapper.You can seal the edges using water or egg white. Repeat until you get your desired number of molo balls or until the mixture is done. Set aside.Sauté garlic and onion in a bowl. Add the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper according to your taste.Pour in broth that you set aside from the earlier steps, add the chicken cube for additional flavor. Bring to boil.Add the molos carefully and some molo wrappers. Simmer until the molos are cooked.Best when served hot!

You can top it with minced spring onions and toasted garlic. You can also squeeze a calamansi, pour soy sauce or pepper for additional flavoring.