Meatballs With Cabbage

Steamed ground pork with chopped vegetables, served with a sauce seasoned with Mama Sita’s Oyster Sauce.

Cooking Time: 31 mins

Serves: 5-8

Main Ingredients: Pork

Cooking Style: Steamed

Collection: Oil-free

Difficulty: Intermediate


Make the meatballs:

  1. Combine all ingredients except for the whole pechay baguio leaves in a bowl, mix well and form into two-inch balls.
  2. Arrange the meatballs on a plate and steam for 30 minutes.
  3. Add in the pechay baguio leaves and cook for another five minutes or until the leaves are done.

Make the sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook for five minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  3. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and serve hot.





6 tbsp

90 ml

Mama Sita’s Oyster Sauce

4 tbsp (for sauce)

60 ml

Mama Sita’s Oyster Sauce

9 oz

250 g

Ground Pork

4 tbsp

60 ml


4 tbsp

30 g


1 pc

60 g

Egg, beaten

1/2 tsp

2 g

Ginger, grated

2 tbsp

10 g

Kuchay, chopped

1/2 cup & 2 tbsp

90 g

Singkamas (jicama), coarsely chopped

1/2 cup

60 g

Pechay Baguio, white part only, chopped

1/4 cup

35 g

Onion, chopped

1/4 tsp

1 g

Black Pepper, ground

6 pcs

100 g

Pechay Baguio leaves, sliced

to taste


2 tsp

Ginger, grated (for sauce)

2 tsp

Sugar (for sauce)

1 & 1/2 tbsp

Cornstarch (for sauce), dissolved in 1 & 1/2 tbsp water

2 cups

500 ml

Water or stock (for sauce)

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Cooking Style: Steamed