Shanghainese Chicken Meatball Soup
This soup is a variation on a classic Shanghainese soup by the same name: lionhead. The name comes from the size of the meatballs, which are too large to be eaten in one bite, and when picked up with noodles out of the soup, it’s said to look like a lion’s mane. I adapted the recipe to be made with chicken, and tweaked the aromatics as well (So. Much. Ginger.). The soup also turns out a bit leaner and lighter as a result. If you make this, I hope that it turns out just as warm and comforting for you as it does for us.