Lion’s Head Meatballs

17 Nov

When Li and I went to play basketball  this summer, we passed a small shop on a corner where there was always a line.  The line stretched around the corner and never seemed to be moving.  We poked around a little bit and saw that they were selling meatballs.  Small fish balls, large “lion’s head meatballs” and smaller regular meatballs.  One day recently Li surprised me and waited in the line and brought home a large bag of the lion’s head meatballs.

Note – lion’s head meatballs do not contain any lion meat.  They are a pork meatball that is slightly larger than a golfball that can be served a number of ways.

The Lion's Head Meatballs - ready to eat!

He fixed them with roasted potatoes and a glaze of soy sauce.  It was truly comfort food.  We only cooked up half of them and froze the other half so some weekend when I’m feeling lazy I’ll have a built in dinner.

I think every culture has some kind of meatball, whether they are baked, fried, in soup or with pasta.  The Chinese version is delicious (despite the name).  I have a favorite italian meatball soup where the secret is putting parmesan cheese into the mix – or you can mix beef and pork together.  Any favorite meatballs out there?

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4 Responses to “Lion’s Head Meatballs”

  1. valerie November 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    yes — spaghetti and meatballs (sounds basic and boring — but so tasty). although i have failed miserably at the few times i’ve attempted to make meatballs….so i guess i prefer meatballs made by someone else 🙂

  2. Tex November 18, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    three cheers for “meatball soup” Tex

  3. Rosario Klahn November 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    made my way to your blog from google and and am glad i found it, hope you keep up the good work

    • gkm2011 November 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

      Thanks for the comment!

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