Yum! After reading Mummamills' review I went with 1/4 teaspoon of 5-spice powder and that seemed about right. The only other change I made was to use some green capsicum instead of shallots but only because the local market didn't have any.
Made this TO THE RECIPE except I used 800gr of minced lamb. I put everything except the meat and onion in the processor and then added the onion, then the meat. The meat balls were wonderful, and I would make them again, anytime!!!Everyone loved them, made 30 balls and served 5 adults. It gets 5 stars for the meatballs, but no one said they "loved" the sauce, and I think the 5 spice powder was a little too strong in it. BUt it all got eaten, no leftovers at all :) thsanks Latchy