I didn’t know what to cook for dinner tonight and my pal suggested steamed meatcake. Every time when I don’t have inspiration of dinner he would suggest steamed meatcake or steamed silky egg, these two are his all-time favourite and his mum made him when he was small. Today he ordered to have two different meatcakes, beef meatcake and pork meatcake!
Steamed meatcake is a classic Cantonese home dish, usually made of pork or beef. I made a slight transformation of it. I made it meatballs so that if there are any leftover, I could reheat them for side of noodle or braise with vegetables.
The combination of the ingredients in this recipe is classic, beef with preserved kale head, and pork with dry shiitake mushroom. I don’t know why but this is what I have had since I was a kid, this is the taste in my blood.