Chinese people not only pursue the integration of color, aroma and taste, but also pay attention to and implied meaning in naming. Braised lion’s head is a dish that Chinese people often eat during New Year’s festivals, also known as four happiness balls. It is a famous dish in Huaiyang with its auspicious meaning. The selection of meat for lion head is also very particular. It is required to be fat and thin. It tastes fat but not greasy, soft, tender and refreshing. It is matched with green vegetables, bright colors and pungent fragrance. Just looking at the appearance makes people salivate and have a big appetite.


500g pork
200g lotus root
1 egg
20G starch
A little lettuce


Step 1
Shred scallion and ginger, put them into cold boiled water, rub and wash out the fragrance, and then form scallion and ginger water

Step 2
Chop pork into meat paste, and cut lotus root, onion and ginger

Step 3
Put the chopped pork, onion, ginger and lotus root into a large container and beat an egg into it

Step 4
Release 15g, 5g salt, 20g starch and 1 tablespoon (about 15g) of onion and ginger water. Stir with chopsticks in one direction until the meat is strong

Step 5
Wear disposable gloves (the gloves can be stained with a little water or oil in advance to prevent sticking), take an appropriate amount of meat stuffing, and beat the meat stuffing alternately with both hands, so as to make the meat stuffing firm and elastic, and make it shape

Step 6
Beat the formed meatballs

Step 7
Put an appropriate amount of peanut oil in the soup pot. After the oil temperature is 70% hot, put in the meatballs and fry over medium low heat

Step 8
After the surface of the meatball turns golden yellow, remove the oil control

Step 9
Drop a little peanut oil in the pan, stir the shallot and ginger slices, then add hot water or soup (no more than 2 / 3 of the lion head), transfer in 10g raw soy sauce and 8g old soy sauce, and bring to a boil

Step 10
Add the fried meatballs and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes

Step 11
After 20 minutes, add rock sugar, mix in water starch, turn to medium heat and cook until the rock sugar melts, then collect the juice and get out of the pot

Step 12
After coming out of the pot, immediately put meatballs, pour some soup and decorate some green leafy vegetables. Delicious and good-looking banquet dishes can be served on the table