Lion's Head

50 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (190 g) each
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4 servings, 1/4 recipe (190 g) each

The name of this dish comes from the fact that the pork meatballs are supposed to resemble a lion's head and the bok choy its mane.

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  • Mix first 6 ingredients and 1 Tbsp. soy sauce until well blended. Shape into 8 meatballs.
  • Heat oil in wok on medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 6 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Transfer to medium saucepan; add remaining soy sauce and enough water to just cover meatballs. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on low heat 30 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF).
  • Spoon bok choy onto serving plate; top with meatballs, cooking liquid and cheese.

Food Facts

Shanghai bok choy has a pale green stalk. Regular bok choy has a white stalk. Both are available in regular and baby size.

For a Thicker Sauce

Transfer meatballs from saucepan to bowl, reserving cooking liquid in pan. Mix 1 Tbsp. each corn starch and water; add to liquid. Cook and stir with whisk on medium-high heat until thickened. Pour over meatballs; toss to coat.


  • 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (190 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (190 g) each
Calories 330
% Daily Value
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 640mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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