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30 Tempting Asian Meatball Recipes to Spice Up Your Week

Oh my goodness, have you ever tried Asian meatballs?

If not, then you are in for a treat!

I have scoured the internet and compiled a collection of 30 delicious Asian meatball recipes from around the world.

Vietnamese-Style Meatballs with Chili Sauce

You won’t believe how tasty these recipes are, so prepare your taste buds for a delicious adventure!

1. Easy Mongolian Meatballs

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make meal, try this Mongolian Meatball recipe!

It has a sweet, savory sauce that will satisfy your taste buds and make your mouth water.

The beef, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, chili flakes, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, breadcrumbs, and egg come together to make a delicious and flavorful meatball.

Then, the brown sugar, soy sauce, water, garlic, and ginger create a scrumptious sauce to top it off.

Finally, the cornstarch and water slurry will help thicken the sauce and give it a smooth texture.

This meal can be ready in 30 minutes or less and is sure to impress your family and friends.

Tip: For an even quicker meal, use pre-made meatballs that you can find in the frozen section of your local grocery store.

Just add the sauce and you’ll have a delicious meal in no time!

2. Sticky Asian Glazed Meatballs

Craving something delicious and easy to make?

This Sticky Asian Glazed Meatballs recipe is sure to satisfy.

With just a few simple pantry ingredients and only 35 minutes of cooking time, you’ll have a meal that your whole family will love!

Tip: For an added kick of flavor, sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the meatballs before serving.

3. Sweet and Spicy Asian Turkey Meatballs

These deliciously sweet and spicy Asian turkey meatballs are a delightful combination of savory and sweet.

They are packed with flavors from garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, honey, siracha sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and bread crumbs.

The texture of the meatballs is perfectly tender and juicy. This is the perfect recipe for a family dinner or appetizer!

Tip: For a flavor boost, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the meatball mixture.

This will give the meatballs an extra kick that everyone will love!

4. Korean Beef Bulgogi Meatballs

This is a juicy, flavorful dish that packs a punch!

The ground beef is mixed with savory paprika, garlic, beef stock powder, soy sauce, sesame oil, breadcrumbs, white pepper, and sea salt, creating a delicious meatball.

The Bulgogi sauce is a sweet and spicy mix of soy sauce, onion, sesame oil, sugar, ketchup, chili sauce, grounded pear, water, and cornstarch.

Serve with steamed rice for a full flavorful meal!

Tip: To ensure that the meatballs are juicy and flavorful, use the highest quality ground beef and mix the ingredients together thoroughly.

Adding a bit of sesame oil to the meatballs and Bulgogi sauce will also help to infuse extra flavor.

To finish, garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds for added texture and flavor.

5. Chinese Pork Meatballs (Char Siew style)

Chinese Pork Meatballs offer a unique combination of sweet, salty, and savory flavors.

The addition of five-spice powder and ginger creates a delicious balance of flavor and aroma.

When cooked, the edges of the meatballs develop a slightly charred flavor, giving the dish a unique and interesting texture.

Pro Tip: When making the sauce, start with the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and fish sauce.

Then add the sriracha sauce to your desired heat level.

For the perfect finish, garnish with the cut green ends of green onions or chives for a beautiful presentation.

6. Teriyaki Meatballs

These juicy and flavorful teriyaki meatballs are a must-try for busy weeknight dinners!

They are quick and easy to make in either the oven or air fryer, and you can easily double the batch to freeze for later.

A blend of ground beef, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, garlic powder, ginger, green onion, egg, breadcrumbs, and Shaoxing wine creates a delicious flavor combination.

The breadcrumbs give it a nice crunch while the garlic and ginger add a nice kick of flavor.

Pro Tip: For extra flavor and moisture, be sure to add a few tablespoons of oil to the meat mixture before forming it into balls.

Spray with cooking oil spray before baking or air frying to get that nice crisp on the outside.

7. Savory Asian Meatballs in A Sticky Mongolian Glaze

Savory Asian meatballs in a sticky Mongolian glaze sauce are a delicious combination of ingredients that will satisfy any palate.

Ground beef is enveloped in a delicious blend of herbs and spices, giving the meatballs a robust flavor.

The homemade Mongolian glaze sauce is a complex combination of ingredients like garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil.

The sweetness from the brown sugar and the tartness from the rice and red wine vinegar gives the glaze a unique flavor profile that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Pro Tip: If you want to save time and make the recipe even easier, buy pre-made meatballs and just make the sauce.

8. Sesame Chicken Meatball Bowls

Sesame chicken meatball bowls is an Asian-inspired dish that offers a delicious combination of flavors and textures.

The juicy chicken meatballs combined with the crunchy broccoli and nutty sesame seeds create a delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Served over a bed of fluffy brown rice, it creates a complete meal that can be enjoyed any night of the week.

Pro Tip: For an extra layer of flavor, add a few drops of toasted sesame oil to the sauce. This will really bring out the nuttiness of the sesame seeds and will make the dish even more delicious!

9. Asian Chicken Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Mango Slaw

Asian chicken meatball lettuce wraps with mango slaw combine a delicious mix of flavors and textures.

The juicy chicken meatballs are coated in a sweet and spicy glaze, while the mango slaw adds a fresh, crunchy contrast.

Wrapped in a leaf of butter lettuce, this dish is an ideal combination of healthy and flavorful.

Pro Tip: To ensure that the chicken meatballs are cooked through, use a thermometer to check that they have reached an internal temperature of 165°F before serving.

10. Asian Pork Meatballs With Ginger Honey Sauce

Ginger, garlic, and sesame oil create a unique flavor profile that is sure to delight your taste buds.

The ground pork provides a deliciously juicy texture, while the honey and chili sauce gives it a sweet and spicy kick.

The rice wine vinegar adds a wonderful tartness that brings all the flavors together.

Pro Tip: Let the meatballs rest after forming them to ensure that they hold together when cooking.

You can also use your hands to form the meatballs to make them even more tender and succulent.

11. Asian Turkey Meatball Bowls

If you don’t mind a little spice, Asian Turkey Meatball Bowls are the perfect meal.

With the combination of ground turkey, carrots, cilantro, edamame, cucumber, garlic, ginger, green onions, jalapeno, and hoisin sauce, you’ll get a flavorful and savory meal.

The sesame seeds offer a nice crunch and the honey and sriracha give it a sweet and spicy kick.

Plus, the panko helps to keep the meatballs nice and moist.

Pro Tip: To make this dish even more flavorful, add an extra tablespoon of rice vinegar and a teaspoon of sesame oil. This will help to bring out all the flavors and make the dish even more delicious.

12. Sticky Asian Meatballs with Udon Noodles

These sticky Asian meatballs with udon noodles pack a punch of flavor and texture that will tantalize your taste buds!

The savory ground pork pairs perfectly with the salty soy sauce, spicy sriracha, and sweet hoisin sauce.

The crunch of the carrots, garlic, and ginger adds another layer of texture, while the sesame seeds and scallions on top provide a pleasant nutty flavor.

Pro Tip: To make sure you don’t lose any of the flavors of these sticky Asian meatballs, prepare the sauce and noodles ahead of time.

Heat the noodles and sauce separately in the microwave before adding them to the meatballs.

This way, the meatballs will still be juicy and the noodles will be perfectly cooked when served.

13. Kung Pao Meatballs

When something as delicious as Kung Pao Chicken is involved, you know you’re in for a treat!

These Quick and Easy Kung Pao Meatballs are full of flavor and texture.

The savory pork and pork rind panko provide a nice bite, while the chili garlic spread, soy sauce, brown sugar monk fruit, sesame oil, and rice vinegar give it a sweet and spicy kick.

Pro Tip: For an even more flavorful dish, add some peanuts, green onions, and sesame seeds. Be sure to adjust the amount of chili garlic spread depending on how spicy you like it.

14. Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs

Just think of these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs as a flavor-packed party in your mouth.

The sticky sauce, combining aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, creates a flavor-packed base that is balanced out by crushed peanuts, scallion, and fresh lime juice.

The ground chicken meatballs are cooked to perfection, adding a savory note to the dish.

Pro Tip: For best results, use light brown sugar and rice vinegar in the sauce to ensure the flavors all come together.

To make sure the meatballs don’t get too dry, add them to the slow cooker only at the end of the cooking time.

15. Asian Beef Meatballs with Edamame

How can you go wrong with this Asian Beef Meatballs with Edamame recipe?

It’s zesty and bold, packed with protein, and full of flavor.

The ground beef meatballs are perfectly spiced with garlic, ginger, and a hint of salt and paired with tender edamame.

To bring it all together, a savory sauce made with cooking sherry, soy sauce, brown sugar, and crushed red pepper adds depth and a delicious tang.

Pro Tip: For a crispy finish, pan-fry the cooked meatballs for 3-4 minutes before adding them to the sauce and edamame.

Enjoy this dish as a main or serve it over warm cooked rice for a hearty and complete meal.

16. One-Pot Asian Meatballs with Bok Choy and Peanut Sauce

This delicious dish has all the flavors of a classic Chinese-style dish, with savory pork meatballs, fresh bok choy, and creamy peanut sauce.

The perfect combination of sweet and savory, this dish will be a hit with the whole family.

Pro Tip: For an extra flavor boost, add ¼ cup of chopped scallions and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds to the water before adding the meatballs.

This will add a delicious hint of freshness and crunch to the meatballs.

17. Lemongrass Vietnamese Meatballs

Who can resist the tantalizing aroma of lemongrass in a Vietnamese dish?

The combination of ground pork, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, onion, fish sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, and brown sugar creates a flavorful blend of sweet and savory that will tantalize your taste buds.

The texture of the lemongrass Vietnamese meatballs is tender and juicy, and the sesame seeds add a nice crunch.

With this recipe, you can easily make a delicious meal for your family and friends.

Pro Tip: Make sure to use fresh lemongrass for the best flavor.

To do this, smash the bottom of the stalk with the back of a knife before slicing. This will help to release the lemony flavor and aroma.

Also, if you want to make it spicier, add a bit more sriracha to the mix.

18. Takeout Style Chinese Chicken and Mushrooms

When you combine juicy chicken and mushrooms with savory Chinese brown gravy, you get a quick and delicious meal.

The bicarb of soda helps to tenderize the chicken, and the garlic, green onions, and sesame oil add a wonderful aroma and flavor.

The combination of chicken stock, Chinese cooking wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, pepper, and sugar create a rich and flavorful sauce that will make your taste buds tingle.

Pro Tip: For an extra burst of flavor, add a pinch of Chinese five-spice powder to the sauce. This will give the dish an extra kick and make it taste even better.

19. Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Something magical happens when you combine the sweet and sour flavors of ketchup, mustard, teriyaki sauce, Worcester sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar in these meatballs.

The juicy, tender beef complemented by the crunchy texture of the oats makes for a flavor-packed, comforting meal.

Pro Tip: If you want to add a bit more flavor to your meatballs, try adding a splash of soy sauce or fresh garlic! You can also use a different type of ground meat if you prefer.

20. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

How can anyone resist these delicious firecracker chicken meatballs?

They are tender and juicy, with a burst of flavor from the sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and Sriracha.

The cilantro, garlic, ginger, and scallions give it a zesty kick, while the red pepper flakes add just the right amount of spice.

The breadcrumbs create a crunchy texture that ties the whole dish together.

Pro Tip: For an extra hit of flavor, substitute the butter for sesame oil when frying the meatballs!

21. Quick And Easy Keto Baked Asian Meatballs

Just look at these Quick and Easy Keto Baked Asian Meatballs and you’ll be sold!

They are a delicious combination of ground beef and pork, cilantro, garlic, ginger, green onions, lime, red chili, eggs, ginger paste, soy sauce, salt, monk fruit sweetener, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and sesame seed oil.

All these ingredients are perfectly balanced to give you a sweet and tangy flavor that’s sure to please.

The texture is also amazing – the ground beef and pork combine to give you a juicy and tender bite that’s sure to make your taste buds dance.

Pro Tip: To really make the flavors in these meatballs pop, I recommend using fresh ingredients whenever possible.

This means using fresh cilantro, garlic, ginger, green onions, lime, and red chili, as opposed to pre-chopped and pre-ground ingredients.

This will make a huge difference in the flavor, and will take your meatballs to the next level!

22. Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Asian Sausage Meatballs

Just because these Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Asian Sausage Meatballs are made in the slow cooker, don’t think you won’t get a lot of flavors!

The combination of Bob Evans maple pork sausage roll, panko bread crumbs, maple syrup, soy sauce, and Thai chili garlic sauce will give you a unique mix of sweet and spicy flavors, with a nice crunch from the panko.

Pro Tip: For a bit of extra flavor, add a few tablespoons of brown sugar to the sauce to really bring out the sweetness.

23. Hoisin Asian Meatballs

These Hoisin Asian Meatballs are a savory and sweet treat that everyone will love.

The juicy, tender beef is combined with garlic, ginger, and green onions to provide a flavorful twist.

The hoisin sauce and soy sauce add a wonderful sweetness, while the sesame oil and rice vinegar provide a savory punch.

To top it all off, the panko adds a light, crunchy texture that really makes this dish stand out.

Pro Tip: For a richer flavor, try adding 1 teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder to the meat mixture.

This will give the meatballs an extra depth of flavor that will make them even more delicious!

24. Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs

Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs are a great appetizer or meal!

The combination of juicy chicken meatballs, a slightly sweet honey sauce, and a spicy sriracha sauce, creates a unique flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.

The combination of crunchy panko bread crumbs and the juicy chicken meatballs creates an interesting texture.

Pro Tip: Make sure to mix the ground chicken with the other ingredients thoroughly and use your hands for the best results.

This will ensure that the flavors are distributed evenly throughout the meatballs.

Also, use a spoon to shape the meatballs and make sure they are not too small as they can easily burn during baking.

25. Korean BBQ Meatballs

Korean BBQ Meatballs are a delicious and easy-to-make dinner.

The sweet Italian sausage and ground beef pair wonderfully with the soy sauce and brown sugar to create a flavorful, savory dish.

The ginger, garlic, and onion powders bring out the sweetness of the apple purée and the hidden vegetables, making this a well-rounded meal.

The Mirin adds a subtle sweetness that complements the other ingredients.

Pro Tip: For extra flavor, add a splash of rice vinegar to the meatball mixture before forming it into balls. This will help to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients and give the meatballs a little extra zing!

26. Asian Pork Meatballs over Coconut Rice

This dish is packed with flavor and texture, and it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.

A creamy coconut rice serves as the delicious bed for the juicy pork meatballs, which are flavored with cilantro, garlic, ginger, and a hint of black pepper.

The secret to this dish is a sweet and tangy coconut balsamic reduction sauce, which adds a delightful depth of flavor.

Pro Tip: For an extra depth of flavor, let the pork mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before rolling the meatballs. This will allow the flavors to really come through and make the meatballs even more delicious!

27. Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatballs!)

Bun Cha is a traditional Vietnamese dish that is full of fresh, vibrant flavors.

It features pork meatballs that are caramelized to perfection and served with a variety of condiments, including fish sauce, lemongrass paste, lime juice, and rice wine vinegar.

It also includes vermicelli noodles and various vegetables, like beansprouts, carrots and white radish, chili, coriander, garlic, green onions, lettuce, and white sugar.

This dish is sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Pro Tip: To bring out more of the flavor of Bun Cha, you can char the pork meatballs in a skillet before adding them to the dish. This will give the meatballs a smoky, caramelized flavor that will really elevate your meal!

28. Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Pineapple BBQ Meatballs are a delicious and hearty meal that is sure to impress.

The combination of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors makes this dish a hit with all ages.

The ground turkey, onion, garlic, and cilantro give the meatballs a flavorful punch.

The homemade pineapple BBQ sauce is a breeze to make and adds a wonderful sweet-tangy flavor.

The texture of the meatballs is perfect and the sesame seeds add a nice crunch.

Serve these tasty meatballs over rice with an Asian-inspired coleslaw for a delicious and healthy family meal.

Pro Tip: For an extra boost of flavor, add a tablespoon of sesame oil to the sauce. This will give the sauce an extra depth of flavor.

29. Ginger Meatballs

Ah, the classic and beloved ginger meatball!

This Asian-inspired dish is a savory, zesty, and unique take on the classic meatball.

The garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds add an amazing burst of flavor, while the stir-fry sauce provides a sweet and tangy finish.

The bread crumbs add the perfect crunch to the juicy beef meatballs, making them a great addition to any party menu.

Pro Tip: For an extra special touch, roll the meatballs in sesame seeds and sliced green onions before baking to add even more flavor and crunch. Enjoy your delicious ginger meatballs!

30. Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs in Curry Sauce

This Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs recipe is a delicious mix of flavors and textures.

It combines the zesty spiciness of curry powder and cayenne pepper, the sweetness of coconut milk, the freshness of lime juice, and the umami of fish sauce.

It is a great way to enjoy an authentic Thai dish right in the comfort of your own home.

The chicken meatballs are tender and juicy, while the curry sauce is creamy and flavorful.

Pro Tip: For an even richer and creamier sauce, add a teaspoon of peanut butter to the curry sauce.

This will give the dish an extra layer of flavor and make it even more delicious!


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30 Best Asian Meatball Recipe Collection

This is the ultimate collection of Asian meatball recipes! With over 30 delicious recipes, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re looking for an exotic twist on a classic dish or a flavorful new way to spruce up your weeknight dinner, these recipes are sure to please.
From a classic Chinese recipe to a spicy Thai version, you’ll be sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 477 kcal


  • Easy Mongolian Meatballs
  • Sticky Asian Glazed Meatballs
  • Sweet and Spicy Asian Turkey Meatballs
  • Korean Beef Bulgogi Meatballs
  • Chinese Pork Meatballs (Char Siew style)
  • Teriyaki Meatballs
  • Savory Asian meatballs in a sticky Mongolian glaze
  • Sesame Chicken Meatball Bowls
  • Asian Pork Meatballs With Ginger Honey Sauce
  • Asian Turkey Meatball Bowls
  • Sticky Asian Meatballs with Udon Noodles
  • Kung Pao Meatballs
  • Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs
  • Asian Beef Meatballs with Edamame
  • One-Pot Asian Meatballs with Bok Choy and Peanut Sauce
  • Lemongrass Vietnamese Meatballs
  • Takeout Style Chinese Chicken and Mushrooms
  • Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  • Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
  • Quick And Easy Keto Baked Asian Meatballs
  • Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Asian Sausage Meatballs
  • Hoisin Asian Meatballs
  • Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs
  • Korean BBQ Meatballs
  • Asian Pork Meatballs over Coconut Rice
  • Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatballs!)
  • Pineapple BBQ Meatballs
  • Ginger Meatballs
  • Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs in Curry Sauce


  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in less than 30 minutes!
Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.