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  • 500g boneless skinless chicken breast, ground

    Ice cold water

    4 cloves garlic, grated

    1 tsp salt

    1/2 tbsp sugar

    1 tsp baking powder

    2 tbsp tapioca starch (or corn starch)

    1 tbsp oil


  • Place ground chicken in a large mixing bowl.

    Slowly add 5tbsp cold water and mix well.

    In another bowl, whisk garlic, salt, sugar, baking powder, tapioca starch, oil, and 4 tbsp cold water.

    Slowly pour mixture into ground chicken and mix well.

    Cover mixing bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 mins and up to 2 hours.

    Make lime-size balls with the mixture.

    Boil water in a large pot.

    Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat until water is barely simmering.

    Drop a few meatballs into the pot.

    Do not stir the pot.

    As soon as the meatballs begin to float, scoop them out with a slotted spoon.

    Repeat until all the meatballs are cooked.

    Serve dunked in Indonesian noodles or in a chicken/beef soup.