Asian Style Pork Meatball with Noodle Soup

This one pot recipe of pork meatballs with noodles simmered in chicken broth served with pak choi and fresh vegetables is an ideal dish for a quick weekday lunch or dinner, with the bonus of it being a healthy choice too!  Much of this comforting recipe can be made in advance meaning no stress at all!

pork meat ball noodle soup

Make a unique noodle soup

This Asian soup can be served in a variety of ways as ingredients can be added or substituted as required. Firstly, the meatballs can be pork or chicken and flavoured with spices of your choice. Secondly, the vegetables can range from typical Asian crops to more commonly known vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, kale and broccoli. Keep in mind that seasonal vegetables are always a great choice as they are packed with intense flavours.

pork meat ball noodle soup

Asian Pork Meatball with Noodle Soup

This noodle soup can be served in a variety of ways as ingredients can be added or substituted as required.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese, Thai
Servings 2 people
Calories 554 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


For the meatballs

For the soup

  • 120 gr fresh wheat noodles
  • 750 ml pork or chicken clear stock
  • 4-6 pcs baby pak choi
  • 1 pc fresh large shiitake mushroom

For the garnish


  • Bring the chicken stock to a simmer over a medium heat with the quartered shiitake mushroom. Reduce the heat to low and let the flavours infuse.
    chicken stock

Prepare the meatballs

  • Combine all ingredients for the meatballs together and marinate for ½ hour.
    Divide the minced pork mixture into equal parcels and form the meatballs with your hand.
    pork meat balls
  • Bring a large amount of water to the boil with a pinch of salt.
    Boil the pork meatballs and the pak choi for 3 minutes or until the meatballs float.
    boiling meat balls
  • Boil the wheat noodles for 2 minutes.
    boiling noodles

Serve the soup

  • Arrange the boiled noodles, meatballs and pak choi in the serving bowl.
    Cover with the infused stock.
    pork meat ball noodle soup
  • Garnish the soup with the sliced spring onions, celery leaves and fresh bean sprouts.
    Serve the soup very hot with the chilli paste on the side.
    pork meat ball noodle soup


  • The flavour of the stock makes or breaks the dish, and it is important to have an intense taste.
  • Bean sprouts can be served fresh or par-boiled.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 554kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 34gFat: 25gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1259mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 4mg
Keyword meatballs, noodles, soup
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