Baby pak choi with oyster sauce

Baby pak choi with oyster sauce


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About this recipe: This is a popular Chinese dish, which is quick and easy to make. Blanched baby pak choi are served with a well-seasoned oyster sauce. Enjoy as a side dish.


Serves: 3 - 4

  • water, as needed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 500g baby pak choi, discard any wilted leaves
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG, optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • water, as needed
  • 1-2 teaspoons cornflour, mixed with 1 tablespoon water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water, salt, sugar and vegetable oil to the boil
  2. Add the baby pak choi into the boiling water and cook for 30 seconds, drain and lightly squeeze out any excess water. Place the pak choi on a serving dish.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic for 30 seconds, then add the oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, sugar, MSG, soy sauce and some water. Bring the mixture to the boil.
  4. Add cornflour slurry and cook for 1 minute or until the sauce is thickened. Pour the sauce over the pak choi and serve.


Shaoxing wine and monosodium glutamate can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.

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