Meatball Noodle Soup | Easy Dinner Idea

One lovely morning in Chiang Rai, Thailand, my fiance and I were exploring the city on a rented scooter and searching for a place to grab a bite. As we meandered along, we spotted a small eatery on the street brimming with locals, which immediately caught our attention. It looked like THE place to have a meal, so we inquired about the menu, only to learn that they serve exclusively meatball noodle soup (Chinese style). Without hesitation, we ordered the soup and were blown away by its delicious taste. 😍

For the remaining 20 days of our Thailand trip, we made it our mission to sample meatball noodle soup in every Chinese restaurant we could find, and each one was a unique and delectable experience. 😋 However, the best one we discovered was at a cozy restaurant situated on Yaowarat Road, Chinatown, Bangkok. Since then, I’ve been on a quest to find a recipe that comes close to its flavor, and this meatball noodle recipe is the closest I’ve gotten. 🍜

This soup is not only scrumptious, but also quick and easy to prepare, making it the perfect dinner option.

  • 100 g glass noodles
  • 500 g ground pork
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 50 g starch powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Black pepper
  • Chili flakes
  • Cook 100 g glass noodles according to the package instructions. Set aside.
  • In a big bowl add 500 g ground pork, ½ tbsp salt, ½ tbsp ground ginger, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 50 g starch powder and 1 egg white. Mix well and set aside.
  • Bring to boil 2l water. Add 1 chicken stock cube.
  • Lower the temperature to medium high and add 1 chopped carrot, chinese cabbage, shiitake mushrooms and some black pepper. Cook for 5 mins.
  • Roll a meatball (2 cm in diameter) and drop it in the soup. Repeat until you are out of ground pork mixture.
  • Stir occasionally until all the meatballs are almost cooked.
  • Add the cooked glass noodles and cook until the meatballs are cooked.
  • Sprinkle with chili flakes when serving.

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