San Choy Bow

San Choy Bow is one of my all time favourite dish! Not only it is a diet friendly dish but also it is simple to make and delicious at the same time. The beauty of this dish is all down to the sauce, all you need are 4 things to make a beautiful authentic sauce. JC has cooked up this dish in no time for our dinner tonight. Traditionally this recipe calls for pork mince but you can also substitute with chicken, turkey or beef mince depending on your preference.



1 iceberg lettuce

1 tablespoon olive oil

500g pork mince 

1 zucchini, diced

4 baby corn, diced

1 small yellow capsicum

Big handful of green beans, diced

1-3 button mushrooms, diced


3 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

1.5 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons sesame oil


1 tablespoon of cornflour

3 tablespoons of water


1) Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.

2) Heat oil over medium heat and fry mince until evenly browned, set aside.

3) Add the green beans and baby corn, cook for 3-5 minutes until soften, then add zucchini, capsicum then lastly mushroom and cook for further 2 minutes.

4) Increase heat to high. Add pork. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until cooked. Pour in San Choy Bow Sauce and mix through mince. Simmer for a couple of minutes to let the mince absorb that tasty sauce.

5) Combine cornflour with the water and quickly add to the mince and sauce until it thickens up.

6) Slowly twisting and pulling out lettuce. Remove damaged outer leaves. Discard. Separate leaves and place in a large bowl of icy cold water. Refrigerate until required.

7) Drain lettuce leaves. Pat dry with paper towel. Place lettuce cups on a platter and spoon mince mixture into lettuce cups. Serve hot and enjoy!





fry mince until evenly browned


stir fry all the veges until soften


Pour in San Choy Bow Sauce and mix through mince


Pile high on a plate and spoon into lettuce leaves to serve. Don’t forget to garnish with heaps of coriander!


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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivian - vxdollface
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 15:32:16

    I love san choy bow! it’s so much fun to eat


  2. Gaby
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 21:31:17

    Looks great, thanks for the recipe!


  3. Sara (Belly Rumbles)
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 15:31:43

    San choy bow is one of my fave to do at home dishes.


  4. Kim 2
    Jun 13, 2012 @ 16:39:44

    u gave direction to JC to cook? hahaha!


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