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Pork Meatball Spinach Soup 1

Pork Meatball Spinach Soup

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Pork Meatball Spinach Soup is a simple dish of pork meatballs cooked in a chicken broth with spinach and glass noodles.




  • 700 g minced pork, 25% fat
  • 4 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated in 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • oil


  • 1 big packet spinach, trimmed
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 100 g bean tread noodles
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 3 stalks spring onions, chopped (white and green parts separated)
  • fish sauce
  • ground white pepper
  • oil


  1. Prepare a large pan, place on stove top then heat the oil.
  2. In a bowl combine all meatball ingredient together (apart from the oil), form into small ball shapes then lightly pan fry until meatballs are light brown in colour. Set everything aside.
  3. Prepare a pot, add a bit of oil you used for frying the meatballs then sauté the garlic, ginger and white parts of the spring onions.
  4. Add the meatballs, pour the chicken stock then bring it to a gentle boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the glass noodles and spinach, season with fish sauce and ground white pepper then simmer for 5 more minutes.
  6. Turn off heat then serve while hot.