Chinese Lion's Head Soup

barbara lentz


This is a delicious soup. The pork is very flavorful.


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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • lb
    ground pork
  • 1 large
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 6 clove
  • 3
    scallions white and green parts separated
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2
    head napa cabbage chopped
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro chopped

How to Make Chinese Lion's Head Soup


  1. Mix the ground pork, egg cornstarch sesame oil, ginger soy sauce, garlic and the white parts of the green onions. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the cabbage until wilted. Pour in the chicken stock and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
  3. Spoon the pork mixture in large balls into the boiling soup.
    Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve garnished with cilantro and green parts of scallions.

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About Chinese Lion's Head Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese

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