Japanese Meatballs in Sweet Soy Sauce (Niku Dango)

Recipe by nuwa8191
READY IN: 50mins




  • Mix together all the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl. Knead the mixture until the ingredients are well combined. The beaten egg should give a stickiness to the rest of the mixture, holding it together.
  • Take a small amount of the mixture -slightly less than a tablespoon) in your hand and mould it into a ball. Continue until the meatball mixture is used up.
  • Fill a pan about one-third full of cooking oil. Heat oil to 350ºF and deep fry the meatballs until brown, about 5 minute (Turn meatballs halfway to ensure they are browned evenly.).
  • Remove meatballs to plate lined with absorbent paper, to drain off excess oil.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan. Mix them together over a low heat, stirring until the sauce has thickened.
  • Add the meatballs to the pan and roll them around in the pan until they are all covered with the sauce.
  • Pour the meatballs with sauce onto a serving plate and serve!