Taiwanese chilli meatballs with noodles recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 501 calories / serving
Add this recipe to your binder.
Taiwanese meatballs and noodles HERO

Cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

Mix the pork mince with the cornflour, a teaspoon of the soy sauce, one-third of the spring onions and half the chopped chilli. Shape the mixture into 18 balls. Heat 2tsps of the oil in a frying pan and fry the pork balls for 3 minutes until golden brown all over.

Add the remaining chilli and 2 tbsp of water, and sizzle for several minutes until the pork balls are cooked through with no pink showing. Set aside.

Heat the rest of the oil in a wok or a large frying pan. Fry the remaining chilli and spring onions without letting them brown. Add the carrot and cabbage, and stir-fry for 2 minutes.

Add in the reserved noodles and stir for 2 minutes. Add in the cooked meat balls and stir in the remaining soy sauce. Stir and mix well, and adjust the seasoning with more soy sauce and/or sesame oil to taste if necessary.

Sprinkle with some sprigs of coriander to serve.

*Inspired by Victoria A. featured in the Realfood Cookbook 

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

Email recipe details
Print recipe
  • Ingredients

  • 125g (4oz) dried egg noodles
  • 200g (7oz) minced pork
  • ½tsp cornflour
  • 3tsp soy sauce
  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded (or not, as you prefer) and finely chopped
  • 4tsp sesame oil
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 75g (3oz) shredded cabbage
  • handful coriander leaves
  • Energy 2105kj 501kcal 25%
  • Fat 21g 30%
  • Saturates 6g 30%
  • Sugars 7g 8%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 51.9g Protein 28.7g Fibre 5g


Text me the ingredients

Simply enter your mobile number below to receive the ingredients for this recipe by text

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.