Discover the delightful flavors of Dim Sum Style Steamed Meatballs, featuring the distinctive earthy taste of fresh chrysanthemum greens. While chrysanthemum greens are commonly found in Asian markets, cilantro can serve as a suitable substitute. These miniature treasures are reminiscent of the delectable morsels found on your beloved dim sum cart, evoking the essence of a delightful Sunday brunch experience at a renowned Hong Kong-style restaurant.
While there are numerous variations of this dish, this particular recipe incorporates hanpen, a soft white fishcake renowned for its airy texture, which not only tenderizes the meat but also expands during the steaming process. Additionally, the inclusion of potato starch, known as katakuriko, helps bind and soften the meat, resulting in a smooth and luscious texture that beautifully complements the finely chopped celery. Typically, these herb-infused meatballs are served alongside Worcestershire sauce or occasionally Japanese ponzu, providing a delightful dipping experience.
These meatballs don’t take long to prepare and can be served as one course in your own personal dim sum banquet with other Chinese treats like Tofu Skin rolls, Nagasaki Shrimp Toast, or Fragrant Hot and Sour Soup.
Try out these savory Dim Sum Style Steamed Meatballs and let me know what you think below in the comments section. There are some variations below in the notes section that you can also try.