1 pound ground pork
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium head Napa cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
Two 14.5-ounce cans chicken broth
This classic Shanghai dish is named Lion's Head because of the massive size of the meatballs, and because the cabbage, when cooked, looks like a lion's mane. Ming-Na uses ground pork for her meatballs but they can be made with ground turkey or ground chicken.