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Chinese Pork Meatballs – Char Siu Style with an Indian Touch

Chinese Pork Meatballs - Char Siu Style Recipe | Pork Meatballs - Char Siew

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Chinese Pork Meatballs – Char Siu Style Recipe | Pork Meatballs – Char Siew – Chinese Pork Meatballs are full of all of the flavours you love in Chinese food takeout. Salty, sweet, smoky, charred edges with juicy tender pork inside.

You can make this Chinese pork meatballs recipe in about 20 minutes in a skillet or a wok so they can be made at the last minute for you or your guest’s enjoyment.

Char siu meatballs or char siew pork meatballs, are one of the most popular pork dishes in Chinese/cantonese cuisine and one of the most ordered dishes in restaurants.

Char siu is a popular way to flavour and prepare barbecued pork in Cantonese cuisine. It is classified as a type of siu mei, Cantonese roasted meat.

Chinese Pork meatballs Char Siu style feature tender, moist, and light meatballs with a sweet and savoury taste.

These are quite easy to cook in big batches and hence very comforting to enjoy any time.

These char siew meatballs are extremely fluffy and moist and are as tender as the pork in a slow-cooked Bolognese sauce.

With simple ingredients you may have in your kitchen cupboards, this Char Siu recipe is a breeze! And so worth the wait hanging off of the oven door, smelling the sweet, sticky smells drifting through the kitchen.

Chinese Pork Meatballs – Char Siu Style with an Indian Touch

I have been in love with meatballs forever. The oblong-shaped delight has always lured me in with is a juicy and delicious appeal. Today, I bring up to you the recipe of Chinese Pork Meatballs Char Siu style with some Indian tweaks. This is the simplest of recipes and gets ready in just about 20 minutes.

And, they are perfect for an evening snack. Alternatively, when they are paired with rice or noodles, they make an equally good main course. You can also make them in bulk and freeze them for use later.

Interestingly,  this is the first completely made pork recipe on my website (sausages were made before). However, it may not be the last.

Why Pork?

These, Chinese pork meatballs are made with home ground fatty pork. Such pork meatballs tend to be really juicy and full of flavour and adds to everyone’s delight.

What is Char Siu?

Char Siu or Char Siew is a popular way to prepare & flavour barbecued pork in Cantonese cuisine. Char Siu literally means “fork roasted” (siu being burn/roast and cha being fork, both noun and verb) after the traditional cooking method for the dish.

Long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. However, in this case, we are making them in a frying pan. Hence, the size of the pork meatballs is kept smaller and after being cooked they taste simply divine.

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Chinese Pork Meatballs - Char Siu Style Recipe | Pork Meatballs - Char Siew - Chinese Pork Meatballs

Chinese Pork Meatballs - Char Siu Style Recipe | Pork Meatballs - Char Siew - Chinese Pork Meatballs are full of all of the flavours you love in Chinese food takeout. Salty, sweet, smoky, charred edges with juicy tender pork inside.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Diet Halal
Keyword Char siew, Char Siu, Chinese Pork Meatballs, Chinese Pork Meatballs Char Siu, Pork Meatballs, Pork Meatballs Char Siew, Pork Meatballs Char Siu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 275kcal
Author Sumit Malhotra

Ingredients

For the pork meatballs

  • 1/2 kilo Pork Hand Pounded
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ginger
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

For the char siu sauce or char siew sauce

  • 4 tablespoon Soy Sauce Dark
  • 2 tablespoon White Vinegar Preferably Rice Vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 teaspoon Chilli Sauce or Red Chilli Paste
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Spring Onions Green Part Only
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Get your ingredients ready.
  • Mix pork, dark soy sauce, ginger, garlic, garam masala, sugar, salt & black pepper well together.
  • Take a tablespoon or an ice cream scoop and make them into well-rounded balls.
  • Heat oil in a skillet or a frying pan and shallow fry them till they are well browned.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Mix soy sauce, white vinegar, red chilli sauce, honey, salt and black pepper well,
  • Lay a layer at the bottom of the serving dish with 3/4th of the sauce.
  • Place the meatballs over the sauce.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the meatballs.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve this pork meatballs recipe with plain rice or chicken rice.
  • Heat up the the Char Siew Sauce until it bubbles and thickens. Drizzle the char siu sauce on the pork meatballs char siu before serving.

Step by Step Process for Making Pork Meatballs Char Siew Sauce Recipe

Ingredients for Chinese Pork Meatballs Sauce
Add all Ingredients for the Sauce
Mix Well

FINALLY, TO SUM IT UP

Chinese pork meatballs – char siu style

Chinese Pork Meatballs – Char Siu Style Recipe | Pork Meatballs – Char Siew – Chinese Pork Meatballs are full of all of the flavours you love in Chinese food takeout. Salty, sweet, smoky, charred edges with juicy tender pork inside.

You can make these in about 20 minutes in a skillet or a wok so they can be made at the last minute for you or your guest’s enjoyment.


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