I had never heard of a Lion’s Head Meatball before. Apparently, they are also known as Chinese Pork Meatballs and are commonly found throughout Asia. The American equivalent would be less of an over-sized meatball, and more one of those individual meatloafs, I would think. However you want to look at it, it was fun and different. There was something interactive about breaking the large meatball open and choosing how you wanted to pair your bites with veggies and rice. Your own personal culinary adventure. And, the recipe is mild enough that it’s fit for toddlers and adults alike. It’s really an easy dish that’s everyone can appreciate. Check it out, but check the notes below first!
How to make it an A+: This is really good. The ginger in the pork gives the meatball a great, clean flavor. But you’re really just eating that one great meatball over boiled bok choy (pak choi in the U.K.), green beans, and rice. Pretty basic. Kick the sides up with a drizzle of sriracha, hoisin sauce, soy sauce–whatever you want, really, just something! Sprinkle with salt. Alternatively, add a Lion’s Head Meatball to the top of one of your favorite stir-fry recipe for your own twist!