Mi Soa Bakso Babi - Mee Sua with Ground Pork Meatball

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 8 cups water
  • 400 gram ground pork (Indonesian: babi cincang)
  • 3 tablespoon Tianjin preserved vegetables (Chinese: dong cai), minced
  • 6 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon tapioca starch (Indonesian: tepung tapioka)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 250 gram mee sua (Indonesian: mi soa)
  • 2 scallions (Indonesian: daun bawang), thinly sliced
  • deep fried shallot flakes (Indonesian: bawang goreng)


  1. Bring the 8 cups of water to a boil in a soup pot.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together ground pork, dong cai, water, tapioca starch, salt, sugar, and ground white pepper.
  3. Once the water boils, drop teaspoonful of ground pork mixture and cook until the meatball floats. Scoop the meatball and set aside. Repeat until all ground pork mixture is used up.
  4. To make the soup, season the cooking liquid with soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and sugar. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  5. Add mee sua into the hot soup and boil for 2 minutes, or until mee sua is tender.
  6. Serve mee sua with some soup, pork meatballs, and garnish with scallions and deep fried shallot flakes.

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