Steamed meatball

Steamed meatball
Course Dim sum
Place of origin Hong Kong, Guangdong
Main ingredients beef
Cookbook: Steamed meatball  Media: Steamed meatball
Steamed meatball
Chinese 山竹牛肉球
Hanyu Pinyin shan1 zhu2 niúròu qiú
Literal meaning beef ball

Steamed meatball is a Cantonese dim sum dish.[1] It is popular in Hong Kong and most overseas Chinatowns. The meatball is made of beef, and usually has a tofu skin layer in the bottom, garnished with some vegetables like scallions. It is served with Worcestershire sauce worldwide. The sauce in Hong Kong is known as kip zap (喼汁; Yale: gip3 jap1), and is entirely optional.[2]


The meatball is oringinally from Muslims, while during the Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty, there are numerous Muslims from Arabic reside in Guangzhou.

See also


  1. "Nutrient Values of Chinese Dim Sum" (PDF). Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  2. "" 飲茶的意義. Retrieved on 2009-07-15.
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