Asian Pork Meatballs Recipe

January 27, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Asian Pork Meatballs Recipe

The Asian Pork Meatballs recipe offers a unique and flavorful twist on traditional meatballs, making them a personal favorite for the cook. These meatballs are not only delicious but also highly versatile, making them suitable for various occasions, including serving as appetizers at parties.

To prepare these meatballs, you’ll need ground pork, salt, sugar, fish sauce, vegetable oil, corn flour, baking powder, and cold water. The process starts with blending the pork in a food processor until it becomes sticky. Cold water is gradually added during this step to ensure a smooth and sticky texture, which is crucial for the final meatball’s consistency.

Next, the remaining ingredients are combined in a bowl and stirred well with the rest of the water. This mixture is then slowly added to the food processor and blended further until the meat reaches a smooth consistency. The longer the blending process, the better the texture of the meatballs. It’s important to note that achieving a smooth texture is essential for the desired result.

The cooking process involves heating a pot of hot water on the stovetop (not boiling) and dropping teaspoon-sized portions of the meat mixture into it. The meatballs are cooked until they float to the top, at which point they are transferred to a bowl of ice-cold water. This partial cooking prevents the meatballs from becoming overcooked, ensuring they remain tender.

After this, the pork balls are washed in warm water and drained, preserving their tenderness. Shaping the meatballs is accomplished by holding the mixture in one hand (wearing a glove can help smooth the surface) and squeezing it into the desired size. A spoon is then used to cut and transfer the meatballs into the hot water. The meatballs can also be frozen for later use in dishes like noodle soup, spaghetti, or as ingredients for appetizers like sweet and sour meatballs. Overall, this recipe offers a fun and creative way to enjoy these distinctive Asian-inspired meatballs.


1 lb (900 gram) of ground pork
1 ½ teaspoon of salt
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
2 tablespoon of corn flour (not corn meal or corn starch)
1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of cold water (divide)

Directions to make Asian Pork Meatballs Recipe

  1. In a food processor blend the pork until sticky, add about ¼ cup of cold water in it and continue to blend until sticky and smooth ( if the meat is not smooth and sticky the meatball will not have a good texture) be sure to blend it as long and smooth as you can.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl stir well with the rest of the water
    Then pour the mixing ingredients into the food processor little by little, continue to blend until the meat is smooth.
  3. The longer you blend the better the texture of the meatball. I didn’t do mine long enough so you can see the texture is not smooth.
  4. On the stove top, heat a big pot of hot water (not boiling) drop a teaspoon of meat mixture into the hot water cook until the meat balls float to the top then spoon them to the big bowl of ice cold water (you don’t want to cook the meat all the way because you can cook it later in the soup)
  5. Then wash pork balls in warm water and drain (these process keep the meat ball tender)
  6. The best way to make a meatball round is to hold the pork mixture in one hand (wear glove it help to smooth the meat ball) and squeeze the mixture until a ball is come up to the size you like then use a spoon in another hand to cut it and put the ball in hot water.
  7. Freeze the meat ball for later use for noodle soup, spaghetti, or appetizers like sweet and sour meatball ect…

Have fun making them

Related Recipe: Special Asian Beef Salad

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 389

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏11g 4%
Cholesterol ‏166mg 55%
Total Fat ‏11g 14%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏60g 120%
Sodium ‏2574mg 112%
Sugars ‏3g 6%


30 min


30 min




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