Recipe video above. These are pork meatballs that are used to stuff inside Banh Mi, the famous Vietnamese sandwiches! However, don't just limit yourself to this - try them served over rice as a meal!Makes 12 meatballs which is enough for 4 Banh Mi or serves 4 as a meal over rice.
Keyword: meatballs for banh mi, Vietnamese Meatballs
2/3cupjicama, apple or daikon, grated with a box grater (Note 1)
2green onions, finely sliced
500 g/ 1lbpork mince(ground pork) (chicken also ok)
Mix cornflour with splash of chicken stock, then add into skillet with all remaining Sauce ingredients.
Bring to simmer over medium high heat, stirring regularly so the bottom doesn't catch, then gently add meatballs.
Cook meatballs in liquid gently for 7 minutes, turning every now and then.
If not serving immediately, remove meatballs from sauce (to stop them from cooking further).
Stuff into Banh Mi; OR
Garnish with freshly chopped red chilli, coriander and shallots and serve over rice with sauce!
1. Jicama is a Vietnamese vegetable (see in post for photo) with a texture like radish. Same juiciness as well, but it's got literally no flavour! It's mainly for a bit of texture and to fill out the meatball a bit.Apple, nashi pears, white radish/daikon or anything with a similar texture and fairly neutral flavour will be a near perfect sub.