Steamed Chinese Pork Meatloaf

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kate S.

Other online recipes for steamed pork meatloaf are Cantonese. This is one I've been served by friends in Kunming. For detailed instructions about how the Chinese steam meatloaf, look here: and here:

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 12-1 teaspoon ground cardamom (the local ingredient is called cao guo, it's a dark-brown cardamom pod a bit larger than a nutmeg)


  1. With hands, mix all ingredients. (Other seasonings that might also be good: 1/4 t white or red pepper, chopped green onions.).
  2. Press into shallow, heat-proof bowl (pasta bowl or something similar--glass, ceramic, or metal).
  3. Steam 20 minutes until done and serve as part of a Chinese meal: rice, a soup, and a balanced variety of dishes--one per person.

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