Hoisin broth with oriental pork balls

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Hoisin broth with oriental pork balls
This clear broth, pork balls and nourishing broth with plenty of vegetables is low in calories and budget friendly.

500g lean pork mince

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp corn flour

1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

225g tin water chestnuts, drained, half finely chopped, half sliced

500ml chicken stock

3 tbsp hoisin sauce

Thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded

2 large carrots, shaved into strips with a potato peeler

2 pak choi, thickly sliced

300g beansprouts

Bunch spring onions, cut into lengths, plus a few tops chopped to serve

Tip the mince into a bowl with the soya sauce, corn flour, five-spice, chopped water chestnuts and some black pepper.

Mix everything together, then shape into 12 meatballs.

Using a wide deep pan, pour in the stock and stir in the hoisin and ginger.

Add the pork balls, then cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Drop in the carrots, pak choi, beansprouts, spring onions and sliced chestnuts, then put on the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.

Ladle into bowls, then serve scattered with spring onion tops.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Pork, Vegetables, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Soups, Dinner, Healthy


Level of Difficulty

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