Steamed Meatballs and Pickles with Pumpkin

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Yield: serves 3


  • 190 g minced chicken
  • 250 g minced pork
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbs Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbs water
  • A few dashes white pepper powder
  • 4 tbs Chai Po (菜脯, minced preserved radish) - rinsed
  • 1 tbs corn starch
  • 250 g fresh pumpkin - sliced


  • Place sliced pumpkin on a steaming dish.
  • Mix together minced meat, salt, sugar, light soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, water and pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir in one direction with a pair of chopsticks until sticky.
  • Add pickles and mix well.
  • Add corn starch and mix well.
  • Lift the mince and slap it down on the bowl a few times, then make into meatballs and place on top of the sliced pumpkin.
  • Steam on high heat for about 15 mins or until cooked.