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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mint Meatballs Soup

 
 
These meatballs are made with minced meat and mint leaves [the waxy specie].  I don't know what is the specific name for this kind of mint leaves but I know there are some medicinal value.   It is remedy for cough.  Anyone who knows the name of this mint, please let me know.  In Hokkien, it's called Ang Mo Poh Hoe. 
Updates [14/8/14] - from Yal "My Indian and filipino colleagues call the leaves oregano. Filipino squeeze out the juice and add kasturi juice for cough whereas Indians soften it first with a heated metal spoon before squeezing it".
If you like mint flavour, these meatballs may be acceptable to you.  A very simple, yet tasty soup.
Ingredients
[serve 3]
150 gm minced pork  with some fats
5-6 mint leaves - chopped
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp light soy sauce
650 ml water
salt and pepper to taste
  1. Marinate minced meat with some salt, msg. pepper and cornstarch.  Stir in one direction and well mixed.
  2. Add in chopped mint leaves and mix well in one direction until paste is sticky.  Set aside in the fridge until required.  Shape into meatballs.
  3. Heat a little oil in a soup pot, saute garlic until fragrant, add in light soy sauce.  Then add in the water.
  4. Bring to boil, add in the meatballs to cook for several minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


4 comments:

yal said...

My Indian and filipino colleagues call the leaves oregano. Filipino squeeze out the juice and add kasturi juice for cough whereas Indians soften it first with a heated metal spoon before squeezing it.

Kimmy said...

Hi Yal, thanks for the information. But I only know this is a remedy for cough.

Phong Hong said...

Hi Kimmy! I have seen this plant before. I didn't know that it is a variety of mint. My aunt also told me that it is good for cough but I don't know the name.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, Yal informed it is known as Oregano to Indians and Filipinos.

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