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Pork and Coriander Meat Balls

Hi guys!  Tonight I made these really easy pork and coriander meatballs with bok choy served over jasmine rice.  I remember my grandmother used to make these for my me when I stayed over her house.  I miss those days - - running around the backyard, watching her making rice crackers (over a traditional steamer) and getting up to mischief :P. 

I used very minimal ingredients.  Here is the recipe.

Pork and Coriander Meat Balls
  • 2 tbs of brown sugar
  • 3 tbs of fish sauce
  • 2 tbs of oyster sauce
  • 500g of minced pork
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed 
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • cornflour 
  • half of bunch of coriander chopped roughly (about 1/2 cup)
  • cup of water

  1. In a saucepan add brown sugar, fish sauce and water to make a nice syrup.  Cool and then And add into the pork mixture.  Mix well.
  2. In a bowl, place pork in a bowl and mix in coriander, garlic, oyster sauce, cornflour and season with tiny bit of salt and black pepper.  ADD the ABOVE SYRUP MIXTURE.
  3. Now next roll the pork mixture in about 20 balls.  Roll into corn flour lightly and put balls onto a tray or a large plate.  Cover with cling wrap and chill in fridge for half an hour.
  4. In a large lightly oiled fry pan, place all the balls to fry each side for 3 to 4 minutes.  Add water and cover and let simmer for half an hour.   The juice should seep out of the balls and make a sauce with the water.  
  5. When done, serve over jasmine rice.  If you want to add some greens just cook them within the sauce for a couple of minutes and serve with the balls and rice.  You can also eat these balls with vermicelli noodles or even spaghetti!