Chinese Meatloaf

chinese meatloaf steamed

Chinese meatloaf is one of the classic homestyle dishes you don’t often hear about. This perfectly cooked meatloaf is juicy and tender, this easy recipe is delicious and easy to make. 


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce for meatloaf
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce for curing egg
  • 2 eggs, 1 with egg whites and yolk separated
  • white pepper
  • ½ tbsp water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Optional: 4 shiitake mushrooms


  1. Crack an egg and use the shells to separate egg yolk from egg whites. Keep egg yolk in a small bowl and add 1 tbsp soy sauce. Place egg yolk in the refrigerator for a quick cure until the dish is served. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground pork, corn starch, shrimp paste, soy sauce, white pepper, water, egg, and egg white from cured egg yolk. Mix together until fully incorporated. 
  3. If using shiitake mushrooms, soak in warm water to hydrate. Once hydrated, slice into small pieces and add with mixture. 
  4. Add 3 cups of water in a wok on medium heat. Using a steaming plate, pour mixture into plate and use the back of a spoon to smooth out the surface until completely flattened. 
  5. Once water is boiling, place meatloaf in a steamer and close the lid. Steam for 8-9 minutes depending on thickness of mixture. 
  6. After 8-9 minutes, check the cook of the meat loaf by using the back of the spoon to press the meatloaf. If meatloaf is firm without bloody juices seeping out, then it’s cooked. 
  7. Take out cured egg yolk from the refrigerator and lightly pour on top of the meatloaf. Garnish with fresh cut green onions and serve. 

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