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How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Introduction

Earlier in the group saw friends from abroad asked a recommendation on beef meatballs, I realized that our side when the home cooked food out of the province, it is also a scarce thing ......

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

So there is today's article, mainly written for foreign friends who want to eat to eat, roughly speaking about Chaoshan beef hot pot and beef balls of those things, by the way, recommend a few relatively reliable store to everyone.

Chaoshan beef hot pot with beef balls

Speaking of beef balls, we have to mention [Chaoshan beef hot pot] first. As a native of Chaozhou, beef hot pot and beef balls for Ailu is really nothing special. To say "fame" this thing, it seems to be this 1, 20 years due to the development of tourism and increased foreign publicity, and slowly accumulate. In the past, Chaoshan beef hot pot should be considered a "local specialty" cuisine, excluding Chaozhou, Shantou and other areas, other places are really less sophisticated way to eat.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Yes, in fact, Chaoshan beef hot pot is essentially just a way to eat shabu-shabu. According to the current trend, it is a little bit like teriyaki. Again, the parts of the cow are carefully sorted and then simply cooked (shabu-shabu, grilled) to retain its original flavor (and then dipped in sacha).

▼People who often eat beef hot pot may be able to easily distinguish the meat parts in the chart below

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

This lighter way of eating overall more in line with the taste of the Guangdong people, after becoming famous, now basically every city of the province's size, more or less will have some distribution of Chaoshan beef hot pot restaurants. Some of them even from the original local small stores, slowly made the current chain of big brands, everywhere.

After asking some friends from abroad, Ai Lu also found that many people are not very cold to this way of eating, the general feedback is "too bland". Especially friends in Sichuan and Hunan, they seem to have some physiological rejection of the salty, sweet and fresh flavor of the dipping sauce, in the taste will require more salty and spicy. So in order to take care of other people's tastes, the chain of beef hot pot restaurants will always work on dipping sauces, such as the general build a dipping table like the seafood, giving customers more space to choose.

Then again, although the acceptance of people in various places for the Chaoshan beef hot pot eating method is different, but coincidentally have a strong interest in its "derivatives" - is the beef balls. Many friends mentioned Chaoshan area, the first reaction is not beef hot pot, but the round, large beef balls.

There are actually three kinds of beef meatballs!

Here is the science to foreign friends, Guangdong people or Chaoshan beef lovers can ignore. There are generally two types of Chaoshan beef balls, divided into beef balls and beef tendon balls.

Beef meatballs

As the name implies it is made of beef, yes, pure beef.

▼Smooth surface of beef balls, large and round overall

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

This approach to the pursuit of the original flavor of beef fresh meat flavor, seasoning is simple, basically you can only eat the salty mouth (complicated but not good), good beef meatballs crisp and crisp, sweet and juicy, full of meat juice and meat flavor, in the taste of the lighter crowd is very popular.

Beef Tendon Ball

Beef meatballs are made of pure beef, and the beef tendon balls ...... are certainly not all made of beef tendon, but meat mixed with tendon, so theoretically it should be called "meatball".

▼Beef tendon balls may not look as smooth and regular from the outside

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

In addition to meat and tendons, butter will be added to increase the meat flavor, and the addition of butter will also make the meatballs taste more juicy and tender. Therefore, the beef tendon balls usually have a strong garlic flavor, which is suitable for people with heavier taste. When I was a kid, I especially liked beef meatballs, but now that I've grown up, I'm slowly discovering the goodness of beef meatballs.

Wait, didn't they say there were three? What about the third one?

In fact, it's just a trick here ~ the third type is actually what we call "raw meatballs" on our side, that is, raw meatballs.

Raw meatballs

▼ Wait, put the wrong picture, not this one! Raw pills should be cooked and eaten! No poisoning! No poisoning! No poisoning!

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Usually after the meatballs are pureed, they are squeezed out and placed in half-open water to set, which is good for later preservation and keeping the selling quality.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

However, this step will also cause the meatballs to lose some of their moisture and flavor, making them less than "perfect". Therefore, some customers who are looking for better taste will prefer to eat "raw meatballs".

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Raw meatballs, as the name suggests, are those that are not shaped and are served directly after extrusion. Directly boiled, you can eat more sweet, juicy and soft beef meatballs, and ordinary meatballs are not the same flavor. Friends who often go to beef hot pot restaurants should know that the price of "raw meatballs" on the store's menu is often higher than ordinary meatballs, which in fact also shows the side of the store's confidence in it and the recognition of diners.

About "Hand-Breaded Beef Balls"

When it comes to beef meatballs, many people's minds will always flash to a group of brawny men with large iron bars banging beef, a pile of fresh beef knocked into the scene ......

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Just the first of the text you have seen, there are still many people pursuing the so-called "hand beaten" beef meatballs, here Ailu can tell you with a pat on the back.

Now there is no - no - no hand beaten beef balls on the market, they are all posed - posed - posed -

People are lazy creatures, a thing once the demand is high, it is certainly the direction of the pursuit of efficiency to output. The machine does not work faster than human hands? Not easier than human hands? In fact, the machine not only produces more stable beef meatballs, the yield is also higher, more able to meet the market demand, and to a certain extent also let the cost down. Many stores hammered meatballs, more are to attract customers to pose for pictures, to your mouth is certainly still machine beaten, put a million hearts ~ good.

▼With such a large daily production volume, who would be torn between hand and machine typing?

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Conclusion: Beef meatballs with the gimmick of handmade are not necessarily tastier, but they are definitely more expensive. Not only does it take time and money to make them by hand, but it also costs a lot of money to make them by hand.

Where does Elro recommend you go to buy beef meatballs?

First of all, the first option is definitely still to let familiar Chaoshan friends to buy after their certified, reliable store - may be a hot pot restaurant, may be a small market store, but also may be a private butcher or factory and other channels to buy. For example, Ailu family eat their own beef balls, they often take the goods in the processing plant opened by the villagers in the village of Guan Tong, after all, their own people, the quality is certainly not bad.

▼Some local friends also peddle beef meatballs in the ticket circle

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

If you don't have a friend in Chaoshan, then choose the online store to buy it ~ we can choose from a number of stores, including some have been "bigger and stronger" chain brands, and many began to do online store Chaoshan local beef hot pot restaurant, etc.. Than to go shopping for some messy, low meat content of starch pills, will be a lot more reliable.

The following Ailu will recommend some brands that have done online stores or local famous stores to provide you with, if you are interested you can consult the purchase yourself. I will not do too detailed review of the taste, on the one hand, because some stores are recommended by friends, Ailu did not try, on the one hand, is too much beef meatballs to eat, but feel that everyone frozen meatballs taste are half a catty ...... (raw pills YYDS), in short, if you want to eat, you can first find a big brand such as Bajirui try If you have more detailed needs, you will find time to do a cross-evaluation after Ailu ~

Patheli

To say which is the most successful commercialization and branding of Chaoshan beef hot pot, it may only be the Bajirui ~

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

▼There are several stores on Taobao, so it makes sense that they should be of the same origin

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

As a Chaoshan beef hot pot restaurant that has blossomed throughout Guangdong and even the whole country, Baheli is relatively well maintained in terms of both overall taste and product quality. Now living in Shenzhen year-round, Bachauri is also the store of choice when Ai Lu wants to eat beef hot pot (in addition to the price is not bad, there are many stores and close to home is also a major advantage).

I think the meatballs of the Yahari family are not bad, and the quality is so good that when a friend named Wang consulted me, I also recommended the meatballs of Yahari to her. Because of the branded scale of operation, the benefit is that the supply chain is stable, the product is also more stable, if it is the first time to try beef meatballs, I think it is not easy to make a mistake to buy in the eight in the choice.

Chaozhou Kantang Brothers Beef Balls

Come to say a local Chaozhou beef hot pot restaurant, this should be the most qualified to evaluate the store in Ailu, because he opened in my hometown village entrance ......

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

The village of Xiangshan below ▼ is Ailu's hometown, and the store manager of Brother Beef, including the staff, are all villagers in the village, so the neighbors basically know each other.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Both Chaozhou people and visitors to Chaozhou should be aware of the name "Guantang Beef". Because there are more cattle butchers in this place, the freshness and quality of the beef is second to none in the local area, and thus the Guan Tang beef is famous. Brother beef because it opened at the entrance of the village, close to the location of the highway entrance, its geographical advantages make him soar in popularity in the past few years, every holiday time the village entrance traffic always surges, and even a hard to find scene, also let back to the village of the old man complained ......

Honestly, the best beef hot pot in Kwun Tong must not be Brother, but to say that the highest overall popularity is definitely Brother beef. Famous of course there are good and bad, as said before, especially the taste of raw materials, to the real "delicious", or certainly find local people to buy local more reliable market goods or suppliers. After the high visibility is certainly the volume of production, taste on the line, but the benefit is not easy to break, people are also happy to operate online stores, so it is easier for everyone to buy online.

The advantage of his house is still close to the local beef butcher, the meat is fresh, the meatballs are fresh, and it is still good to eat when there are few people, so it is also a store to try.

Chaozhou Yuexing Cattle Factory

Chaozhou rainbow road of the old beef hot pot restaurant, should be in Chaozhou are considered relatively high visibility.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

The location is in Kuiyuan Gum South Road, near Yuehai Garden, which is not too difficult to find.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

This store Ai Lu is not a "frequent", but the cumulative number of times to go to more or less 10 times, from elementary school to college there are several class reunions and high school break-up dinner, are eaten in this store. His meat products and meatballs can be a good point, you can try.

Shantou Chuangdi

From the store recommended by the group friend Ru Ru.

The beef hot pot restaurant is popular with tourists and has a good reputation among the locals, with both popularity and taste.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

If you visit the store, take a look at this map.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Shantou Xing Hua Wu Ji

This is also considered a famous online store, Ailu's friends in Shantou also know some.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

Apricot Wu Kee came from the recommendation of a groupmate [Ma Po Tofu] classmate, and her evaluation of this store is still quite high -

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

His family's shake store Ai Lu also brushed to, both the scene to sell goods landscape or store online sales are not bad, should be a live boom nowadays, adapt to the more successful stores. The quality seems to be good, plus the group's strong recommendation, is also more recommended to try.

Shantou Feixia Lao Er Beef

The store just happens to have his meatballs in stock in Ailu's hand, a brand that his friend [Melancholy Turtle] often brings to Ailu, and a taste that I personally like quite a lot.

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

The store is quite unique, with a group of bare-chested men (no muscles) hammering meatballs (posing) at the entrance, which is still an interesting sight for sightseers.

It just so happens that his family also has an online store, this is the name of the Taobao store -

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

But this price I am a little confused ...... after all, the above stores we have seen, the price of beef meatballs are probably above 60, the price of this online store is a little outrageous.

Here is the price that Ailu asked for the day before, but by the time Ailu turned in his draft, he seemed to have changed the price again (but it was actually still a bit low).

How to Get Authentic Chaoshan Beef Balls - 5 Great Locally Certified Restaurants to Share with You

So, the brand is reliable, but the store is not reliable Ai Lu do not know, there are conditions or choose the first few online stores ~

PS: The main purpose of pushing this is to tell everyone: the beef meatballs of Fei Xia Lao Er can be quite good. Know this is enough.

Of course, in addition to these stores, there are many good channels, such as the well-known old stores like Fuhecheng mentioned just above, are available, so I won't go into too much detail here.

How to eat beef meatballs?

Beef meatballs are very simple to eat, more soup, of course, can also be used as meat to stir-fry, or even do dry frying, these evil methods Ailu have tried, the next opportunity to write a beef ball cooking recipe well.

In fact, there is not much to eat meatballs. You can eat beef meatballs as if they were hot pot meatballs, put two of them when you cook noodles, or put two of them when you cook soup.

Frozen meatballs are definitely less flavorful and tasty than those that are not frozen in the refrigerator. So how can you eat them better? Here is a tip to make frozen meatballs taste better - is to thaw them, like frying steak, put them in the freezer to slow down, then return them to room temperature before cooking, and cook them slowly over medium-low heat after the water boils, so that the taste is the best~.

Simply serve the meatball soup with a little lettuce and garlic, and you will have a very delicious meatball soup with the freshness and aroma of meatballs, very easy to make.

Well, this article is written today, if you have help in the purchase, please do not begrudge your heart and small stars