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Vietnamese Lemongrass & Pork Balls with Dipping Sauce (Varoma Steamed)



35 piece(s)


  • 500 grams pork mince
  • 5 spring onions, Cu into 1 inch; Lengths
  • 3-4 stalks lemongrass, First 10-15cm, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 20 grams ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Olek (Chilli Paste)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Coriander, Sliced FInely (Optional)

Recipe's preparation

    Making the Meatballs
  1. Place Spring Onion into the bowl. Chop 5 sec/Spd 5. Scrape bowl & chop 5 sec/spd 5.

    Set aside.

    Add the following to TM bowl: Lemongrass, Ginger, Garlic, Carrot. Chop 15 sec/Spd 8.

    Add egg.

    Mix 4 sec/Spd 4.

    Add Pork Mince, Fish Sauce, Kecap Manis and reserved spring onions. Mix 15 sec/Spd 3. Scrape bowl. Mix 5 sec/spd 3.

    move to another bowl.

  2. Rolling and cooking meatballs
  3. Whilst you are rolling the meatballs heat 500g Water 7mins/varoma/spd 1.

    Using your hands, roll meatballs into balls, just smaller than the size of a golf ball.

    Place directly onto Varoma trays. Try to leave a small gap around each ball.

    Place Varoma onto TM bowl. Cook 15 mins/Varoma/Spd 4.

  4. Dipping Sauce
  5. 11. Whilst the meatballs are cooking, in a small bowl, place sugar and hot water. Stir to dissolve sugar.

    12. Add Sambal olek, vinegar and fish sauce, (and coriander if using) and mix.




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These are so juicy and tasty.  Ths Sambal Olek on the dipping sauce is really only for colour. If you prefer a hot sauce, increase amount of Sambal Olek.


You can use chicken mince in lieu of Pork mince.



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