Looking for a new Asian dish? These quail egg stuffed pork meatballs served with rice noodles are just what you need.
Quail egg is not an ingredient I typically use; it is something I have never used. But lately, it has grabbed my attention every time I’m at the grocery store. Compared to a chicken egg, it is adorably diminutive and so beautifully mottled that I was inexplicably compelled to purchase some during my last shopping trip. It was a sign—I must incorporate this delicacy into my blog post or destruction will rain down on…I dare not say or it will happen! Anyway, after giving it some thought, I whipped up a recipe that my family and I are truly happy with. I hope you will like it too!
Because of its size, the egg lends itself perfectly to being used as a stuffing. I embed these beauties into Asian style pork meatballs which are then served with rice noodles and dipping sauce. (I make different versions of this sauce, but this particular one from the New York Times is a family favorite.) This sweet, salty, garlicky sauce makes the dish, so make sure to generously drizzle it over the rice noodles and meatballs. You might even want to double it. It’s that good!