Jiangnan Lionhead Meatballs Recipe
This recipe highlights a few basic Chinese cooking techniques which are useful to note. The first is the way the minced pork is handled. It is important that the pork be roughly chopped. If possible, buy a slab of pork belly and chop it with a cleaver till each piece is roughly the size of a corn kernel. I cheated by buying my pork from the butcher and asking him to pass it once through the grinder. The ready minced pork would be a bit too finely minced to give you that rough texture and bite. The pork is cooked for 2 hours in order to tenderize the meat and get the fats to turn luxuriously sublime.