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: 5-7

Main Ingredients: Pork

Cooking Style: Steamed

Collection: Oil-free, Oyster Sauce

Difficulty: Intermediate

Meatballs with Cabbage


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

9 oz

250 g

Ground pork

½ cup & 2 tbsp

90 g

Singkamas (jicama), coarsely chopped

¼ cup

35 g

Onion, chopped

2 tbsp

10 g

Kuchay, chopped

½ tsp

2 g

Ginger, grated

¼ tsp

1 g

Black pepper, ground

4 tbsp

30 g


4 tbsp

60 ml


1 pc

60 g

Egg, beaten

½ cup

60 g

Pechay Baguio (white part), chopped

6 pcs

100 g

Pechay Baguio (leaves), sliced

To taste


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4 tbsp

60 ml

Mama Sita's Oyster Sauce

2 cups

500 ml

Water or stock

2 tsp

Ginger, grated

2 tsp


1½ tbsp

Cornstarch, dissolved in 1½ tbsp wate

See Also:

Oil-free, Oyster Sauce
Cooking Style: Steamed