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Recipe: Meatball in Dual Marrow Soup

The meatball you find in my recipe isn’t your usual ones for I’ve combined it with my favourite mushrooms & dried sole fish (flat fish), then drop them into an appetizing Dual Marrow Soup.

While green marrow (hairy gourd) provides lots of vitamin C, many cultures utilize bone marrow as food too. Bone marrow is a source of protein & high in monounsaturated fats. These fats are known to decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol levels resulting in a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, prompting some to make bone marrow a dietary staple. I’m using pork here but for Muslims & non-pork lovers, substitute it with chicken bones & minced chicken instead.

1 green marrow
4 pieces of pork marrow
120g minced pork
1 piece of dried sole fish
5 pieces of dried mushrooms
½ tsp oyster sauce
½ tsp soya sauce
½ tsp corn flour
1 litre of water
½ tsp sesame oil
1 tbs cooking oil for frying fish
Pepper to taste

  1. Scald bones with hot water to get rid of any smell before adding into boiling water.
  2. Remove skin from marrow, rinse & cut into slices. Add into soup & simmer for 3 hrs.
  3. Marinade minced pork with oyster & soya sauce, sesame oil, pepper & corn flour & set aside.
  4. Soak mushroom in water till soft. Remove stem & dice mushroom. Do not dispose stem but instead, add to soup, giving it a fragrant boost.
  5. Add fish when oil is hot. Fry till golden brown but be careful not to burn the fish. When cool, smash the fish into crumbs. Add diced mushroom & fish crumbs with minced pork & mix well.
  6. Roll into balls of equal-size & set aside.
  7. Add meat balls into soup 15 minutes before serving. You’ll get an amazing smell & taste arising from the fish & mushroom with every bite into the meatballs & it really goes well with the green marrow soup.
Meatball Soup on Foodista


  1. Hi,
    I love the way you present your receipe! Do you do your own photography? I am anxious to try it!

  2. Appreciate for your feedback. Yes, I took the pictures with my 8 mega pixel camera.

    Try it, it's healthy & yummy!

  3. I don't cook, the gene skipped a generation, and my daughter is a real home-chef. this looks so good I'm forwarding it on to her.

    Congratulations on your award from Women's Blogger Directory! Well done.

  4. Wow! Very unusual and creative. Would like to give this a try if we can locate the marrow? Thanks, s

  5. Wow! Its so great to see you linked this soup also in Foodista! I'm adding this soup for this weeks meal plan :)


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