A colourful meatball soup that is easy to prepare yet complete with nutrients for a comfortable meal which is suitable for all ages.The meatball paste can be prepared earlier and ready to use just before preparing the soup.  This is a healthy soup and the meatballs are tasty and has a bite.
Ingredients150 gm minced meat [with some fats if you like]50 gm chopped carrot1 small piece black fungus - soaked and choppedsome chopped spring onions [keep some for garnishing]Marinade1 tbsp each of light soy sauce and wine to tastedash of pepper and msg1 tbsp cornflourSeasoningsalt and pepper to taste600 ml water1 piece wakame seaweed [hai tai] - rinsed and break into small pieces
Mix meatball ingredients with marinade.  Stir into a sticky paste.  Store in a plastic container and chill in the fridge until required.  Shape into small meatballs before cooking.Bring water or stock to boil, then turn to low heat, add in meatballs to cook over simmering stock.Add in seaweed to cook for several minutes, then add seasoning to taste.Dish up to serve, garnish with some chopped spring onions.