Easy Breezy Asian Pork Meatballs Noodle Soup

Easy Breezy Asian Pork Meatballs Noodle Soup

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting the meatballs: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Comforting bowl of noodle served with bouncy meatballs and goji berry soup. Perfect easy everyday recipe and can be made ahead too
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb angel hair/spaghetti/ramen or Asian wheat noodles/udon noodles
  • 4-5 stalks of baby bok choy
  • 1/4 cup goji berries washed and drained

Pork meatballs:

Soup base

  • 6 cups chicken broth homemade or store-bought
  • 2 inch piece of ginger bruised with heavy object
  • Small pinch of sugar
  • Salt to taste

Garnishes:

  • 1 stalk green onion finely chopped
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Red chili oil optional
  • Fried shallots crisp optional

Chili sauce (optional)

  • 4-5 Thai bird's eye chili finely chopped
  • Soy sauce

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles to al dente and then rinse with some cold water and set aside
  • Blanch the baby bok choy in a boiling water for about 5 minutes and then refreshed with some cold water and set aside
  • Place all the ingredients for meat balls in a large mixing bowl. Stir to mix everything. Gather the meat paste and then "throw" it at the side of the bowl. Repeat this for about 10-15 times. Cover and pop them into the refrigerator while you are preparing the soup base
  • Place chicken broth and ginger in a medium to large pot. Bring to a boil and then let it gently simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the salt, and sugar. Have a taste, it should be savory with some tangy taste. Add the meatballs and boil until the meatballs float to the top. Add the goji berries and let them cook for about 1 minute. Turn off the heat

Assembling the noodle bowl:

  • Portion out the noodles into individual serving bowl. Portion out the meatballs and sprinkle of green onions, cilantro leaves. Generously ladle the soup with some of the goji berries over the noodles. Drizzle with some chili oil if using. Serve with some chili sauce on the side if you make some. Tuck in and enjoy! You can even serve with some black vinegar on the side if you like and extra tangy

Notes

You can freeze the cooked meatballs and when ready to serve them, just bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the frozen meatballs about 15-20 minutes, maybe a bit less if the meatballs aren't too big.