How to Make Delicious Steamed Chicken Juice and Lotus Root Meatballs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use beef instead of pork for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute pork with beef, but the flavor and texture will be slightly different.

Q: Is it necessary to use a food processor for the lotus root and carrot?
A: No, it’s not necessary. You can finely chop them by hand, but using a food processor saves time and ensures a more uniform texture.

Q: Can I steam the meatballs in a microwave instead of a steamer?
A: Steaming in a microwave is possible, but the texture might not be as ideal as using a traditional steamer. Adjust the time and power level accordingly.

Steamed Chicken Juice and Lotus Root Meatballs


  • 200g Ground Pork
  • 30g Lotus Root
  • 20g Carrot
  • 1g Salt
  • 4g Light Soy Sauce (for pork)
  • 0.5g Pepper Powder
  • 5g Cornstarch
  • 4g Sesame Oil
  • 2 slices Ginger
  • 2g Chopped Green Onion
  • 80g Water (for sauce)
  • 3g Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • 650g Water (for steaming)
  1. Prepare ingredients. Peel and finely chop or process the lotus root and carrot.
  2. Mix the ground pork with 1g salt, 4g light soy sauce, 0.5g pepper powder, 5g cornstarch, and 4g sesame oil. Stir in one direction until well combined.
  3. Add the chopped lotus root and carrot to the pork mixture and mix well. Form into small balls, each weighing about 18g.
  4. In a deep plate, mix 80g water, 3g chicken bouillon powder, and ginger slices. Place the meatballs in the sauce mixture.
  5. Pour 650g water into a pot and bring to a boil. Steam the meatballs over high heat for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped green onion before serving.
  6. Enjoy the delicious, juicy steamed chicken juice and lotus root meatballs, simple to make and delightful to eat!
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  • High in Protein
  • Rich in Vitamins (from lotus root and carrots)
  • Low in Carbohydrates