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Easy Chinese Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Easy Chinese meatballs with spicy dipping sauce
  • 2 cups minced pork
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch can be replaced by one large egg white
  • water or chicken stock for boiling
Seasonings for the pork mixture
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • salt as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
Dip sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion or more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander or more as needed optional
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • salt as needed
  • 2 fresh Thai chili peppers cut into small circles
  • 2 tablespoons stock for boiling the meatballs
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix ground pork with around 1 tablespoon. Stir in one direction until the water is well absorbed by the ground pork.
  2. Add chopped green onion, ginger, cornstarch and other seasonings. Keep stirring in one direction around 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture becomes very sticky. Reset for around 5 minutes. Then stir once again.
  3. Take one portion out and shape to a ball. Pat several times between two hands.
  4. Bring around half full water in a deep pot to a boiling, and then slide the meatballs in. Gently move them and use high fire to bring the water to a boiling again and straight after the boiling, slow the fire to medium fire so the balls will be not destroyed by over-strong fire.
  5. Transfer out and
  6. In a small bowl, add all the seasoning and then scoop meatball stock and pour to the dipping sauce bowl to tune the seasonings.
  7. Decorate with coriander and then serve with dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chinese Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.