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Fried Meat Balls

A versatile comfort food, fried meat balls are great as a finger food, snack or appetiser alike. Try this recipe that’s easy to follow.

Preparation time:
30 minutes

80g turnip turnip (mang kwang), diced
150g minced pork
Garlic, finely diced
Oil, for frying

Seasoning ingredients:
1½ tsp Hand Flower Brand Soy Sauce
1 tsp Oyster Sauce
½ tsp hua tiao chiew
Dash of extra virgin sesame oil
Heaping teaspoons of corn starch
¼ tsp five spice powder
Few dashes pepper


  1. Place minced pork, turnip and garlic in a large bowl. Add seasoning ingredients and mix by hand till well-combined.
  2. Scoop 1 tsp of mixture and roughly shape into 3 – 4cm balls by hand. Add more corn starch to bind together if needed.
  3. Repeat step 2 until all mixture is used.
  4. Heat oil in wok to frying temperature.
  5. Add a few meatballs gently into the oil at a time, and fry until golden brown.
  6. Scoop up and drain excess oil on paper napkins. Serve warm with preferred sauces!
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