Recipe : Green peas with meatballs

This is another dish that has been around for generations. I hate green peas because my mom cooked this very often when I was growing up. In fact, I think this is the first time I bought a can of green peas. I know it will make a nice subject for photography so I got it. 😛


Unfortunately, the green peas I bought looks fakey and was soaking in greenish water. Here’s what I did with it.


The recipe :


1 chicken breast, mince
1 tablespoon cornflour
3 slices bread moistened with water and mash
Flavourings – Salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce (or whatever you can get your hands on)

Shape into small balls and fry. Leave aside.


I like to mince my meats manually with a cleaver. Eventhough it is easy to just stuff them into the meat grinder, I found manually mincing gives the meat a juicer taste.

As for the gravy….

1 large onion, cut into cubes
a small piece of carrot for colours
1 small can of green peas, drained off the water

Make a tiny bowl of gravy with flavourings like salt, pepper, a few dash of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cornflour and tomato ketchup if you prefer your sauce to be reddish.

Heat oil, fry the onion till soft, add carrots and the bowl of water. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Taste. When the seasoning is right, it should taste sweetish and sourish. Add in the green peas and the meat balls and just simmer for while.

3 Replies to “Recipe : Green peas with meatballs”

  1. eeee!! this is my absolute favourite!

    my comfort food.. whenever my mom makes it, i feel like i’m in heaven. it doesn’t matter if the peas were not nice, but this dish is the best!

  2. It’s mine and lawrence favourite. Is this another Hainanese famous dish? It seems many hainanese know how to do it. Some of my friends who are not hainanese say they never tried it before when i cook. *scratch head* Am I cooking human food?

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