How to Make a Delicious Ma Wan Crispy Meat and Chinese Cabbage Pot?

Q: Can I use different types of meatballs for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use various types of meatballs based on your preference.

Q: What can I substitute for wood ear mushrooms?
A: You can substitute them with other mushrooms or omit them entirely.

Q: Is it necessary to use homemade seasoning sauce?
A: No, you can use store-bought sauce or make your own blend as per your taste.

Ma Wan Crispy Meat and Chinese Cabbage Pot


  • Powdered meatballs
  • A small handful of raw sesame seeds
  • Oil (enough for frying)
  • Crispy meat (as needed)
  • Dried beancurd sticks and wood ear mushrooms (optional)
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Self-prepared seasoning sauce
  1. Mix the meatball mixture with some starch and white sesame seeds as per the recipe.
  2. Stir well and shape into balls of your preferred size. Fry in hot oil until crispy.
  3. Remove the fried meat from the oil and eat immediately or cool and freeze for later use.
  4. Layer the bottom of a clay pot with sliced Chinese cabbage, optionally adding wood ear mushrooms, dried beancurd sticks, fresh mushrooms, bean sprouts, and other bean products.
  5. Add another layer of cabbage leaves and sprinkle some crispy meat on top. Optionally add potato noodles or pumpkin for extra flavor.
  6. Add a few boiled meatballs or fried meatballs, depending on your preference. Lightly pour some seasoning sauce over the top.
  7. Arrange the pot attractively, then add water, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer until the ingredients are tender and ready to eat.
  8. Enjoy your meal!
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  • Rich in protein from the meatballs and crispy meat.
  • Provides dietary fiber from Chinese cabbage and mushrooms.
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals.