Vegetables and Pork Meatball Soup

October 18, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Vegetables and Pork Meatball Soup

Vegetables and Pork Meatball Soup presents a delightful Khmer dish featuring pork meatballs, green papaya, potato, carrot, and celery. This soup is not only flavorful but also versatile, as it pairs well with both rice and bread. The recipe’s simplicity adds to its appeal, making it an accessible choice for home cooks.

The ingredients for this appetizing soup include grounded pork, fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, minced yellow onion, water, carrot, peeled and chunked white potatoes, peeled, seeded, and chunked green papaya, chopped celery, Maggi chicken bouillon cube, salt, and chopped green onions. The preparation involves crafting small meatballs from the pork mixture, combining fish sauce, sugar, black pepper, and yellow onion. These meatballs are set aside for later use.

The cooking process begins by bringing water to a boil in a large soup pot. The prepared meatballs, along with carrot, potato, green papaya, celery, and chicken bouillon, are added to the boiling water and cooked until the vegetables reach the desired tenderness. The soup is then seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper, enhancing its overall flavor profile. Finally, the dish is garnished with chopped green onions.

Vegetables and Pork Meatball Soup is traditionally served hot and can be enjoyed with rice or hot crusty Italian or French bread, offering a wholesome and satisfying meal. The recipe concludes with an invitation to savor this delicious Khmer soup, emphasizing its ease of preparation for culinary enthusiasts at home.


1/2 lb (255 gram) of grounded pork
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 yellow onion, minced
5 cups of water
1 carrot, cut chunks
2 white potato, peeled and cut chunks
1/2 medium size green papaya, peeled, seeded and cut chunks
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cube Maggi chicken bouillon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 stalks green onion, chopped

Directions to make Vegetables and Pork Meatball Soup

  1. In a small bowl, mix grounded pork with fish sauce, sugar , black pepper and yellow onion, make small meatballs, when done set a side.
  2. Put water in a large soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
  3. Add meatballs, carrot, potato, green papaya, celery and chicken bouillon to boiling water, cook till vegetables tender.
  4. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
  5. Top with green onion.
  6. Serve hot with rice or hot crusty Italian or French bread.

Serve hot with rice or hot crusty Italian or French bread.

Enjoy it

Related: Pumpkin and Pork Meat Balls Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 1031

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏117g 43%
Cholesterol ‏152mg 51%
Total Fat ‏40g 51%
Saturated Fat ‏18g 90%
Dietary Fiber ‏14g 50%
Protein ‏53g 106%
Sodium ‏3553mg 154%
Sugars ‏30g 60%


30 min


30 min




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