400gground beef - store boughtif you are grinding yourself, get 500 g beef
4tbsptapioca flourat health food store or Asian stores
Ice cubesa lot (at least 4-5 trays)
2 1/2tspHungarian Vegeta seasoning or something similaravailable at big grocery stores and or European stores - if not, just salt is fine
a pinch ground white pepper
1/2tbspbaking powderif you can find the double action one, would be better
Chicken Fat Oil
chicken skin and fat
300gchicken breastcubed thinly
4candlenutsno subs. can be found at Asian stores or online
Hungarian Vegeta seasoning to tasteor Royco/Masako or even just salt
3tbspsweet soy sauceIndonesian product preferably (available at Asian store or online, ABC brand is best)
a tsp salt
1/2tspground white pepperor just a pinch
Store bought fried onionas needed, optional but oh so good on the soup!
2green onionthinly sliced
1package of egg noodleprepare as directed on the package
Bokchoychop/slice and boiled, drain
Cut wonton/spring roll wrapper into quarters and fryor you can leave them as in, no need to cut, just fry
Mix ground beef with tapioca flour and seasoning, then process in blender/food processor into a fine paste. While processing, add in ice cubes and vegetable oil as needed (so your blender/food processor should be the one that is able to crush ice - this is to make sure your motor won't be too hot and result for the meatballs would be great). This can be done in stages instead all beef as one (depending the size of your food processor)
Once paste is reached, add in the rest of the ingredients, mix well
Bring water to a boil and shape meatballs between your point finger and thumb, scoop it with a spoon. Drop meatballs into boiling water and cook until floating
Prepare a bowl with ice water
Once meatballs are floating, take them out with slotted spoon and drop them into ice water to cool
Take out cooled meatballs with slotted spoon and store in container.
Ice water is to make sure that once meatballs are cooled and stored together, they won't stick one to another.
Chicken Fat Oil
Your soup will be using 300 g chicken breast. Do buy the ones with skin. Once you skin the breast, fry the skin with 2-3 crushed garlic until fat oil is produced, on medium heat.
Set aside the oil.
Make a fine paste of garlic, shallots, coriander, turmeric, ginger and candle-nuts
Heat 1 tbsp oil and saute chicken until changed in colors
Add in sweet soy sauce and worcester sauce, adjust taste with seasoning/salt
A little water maybe added
Bring water to boil, lower heat
Drop in chicken bones and cook until broth is produce
Add in meatballs and adjust taste with salt and white pepper
Serving The Soup
Into a serving bowl, spoon 2 tbsp chicken fat oil and sprinkle a little Vegeta seasoning
Add cooked egg noodle and boiled bokchoy
Spoon 2 tbsp chicken topping and a couple of meatballs on noodle
Add sliced green onion
Pour hot broth and serve soup with wonton chips
And if you have fried onion, by all mean, please sprinkle some!
Indonesians love adding specific meatballs ketchup, additional sweet soy sauce, and hot sauce called sambal for this soup