Friday, 11 May 2007

San Choy Bow - So Easy

San Choy Bow is one of our favourite dishes. It is so morish and so refreshing to eat. I love the saucy flavour. This is such a simple dish and is sure to be a favourite for you as well.


  • 2 Iceberg Lettuces, separated into leaves
  • 500 grams of Pork Mince or Beef lean
  • 2 small Carrots, grated
  • 1 tin of Water Chestnuts, sliced and diced
  • 2 large cloves of Garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/2 bunch of Eschallots, sliced, keep separated the white ends and the green top
  • 3 tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of Sweet Thick Soy or Kecap Manis
  • Splash of Sesame Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to season

To start in a large pan, fry on a high heat the Eschallot white ends and garlic in some peanut oil with a sprinkling of salt for a couple of minutes. Then add your mince and brown. Next step is to throw in the grated carrots, water chestnuts, oyster sauce, sweet thick soy and sesame oil. Stir and bring to a simmer. Allow to bubble for a couple of minutes until the sauce seems to thicken and look syrupy. Taste for seasoning. Then toss through your green eschallot tops. Your ready to go. All you have to do now is put a big spoonful into a lettuce cup, roll it up and munch your brains out. This is seriously good stuff. Enjoy :)


MeltingWok said...

Hey Squishy, thanks for dropping by my BBQ pork post at open source food :) Wow, you made lettuce wrap, its a hit here at the chinese restaurants, now that's one scrumptious wrap *drool* :)

Squishy said...

Hey there Meltingwok, your food looks awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Let me know if you try my San Choy Bow? Hope to see you again.

Cheers Amelita

theotherbear said...

I love San Choy Bow. I make it with half chicken mince and half pork mince. YUMMM.

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neil said...

That is one of my favourite things...funny, I've never made it before. Maybe its time has arrived.

Anonymous said...

Hello -

I think your site is just divine - I like how it has pictures of everything because that makes it easier. I am just starting out with cooking and was looking for an easy site with great meals - I have found just that! Thanks so much for sharing. I am trying the San Choi Bow tonight and I will be back for others too!

Thanks again.

Squishy said...

Hey guys, thanks for your great comments and lovely support. I am glad you are enjoying my blog and look forward to you coming back and enjoying.

Cheers Amelita

Anonymous said...

mmmm... just tried your San choy Bow recepie! fantastic. we normally make it from a pre packaged kit but i hate them so i searched for the recipie and your came up! i think is the best we have tried, and rally easy. Def a keeper for the recepie book. thanks for sharing! i will have to try some of your other ones, they look really good.
cheers steve

Squishy said...

Hi Steve, glad to hear you enjoyed my recipe. It is so good to know that there are people out there using my recipes. You have made my New Years Eve. Hope you have a good one and please drop by again soon :)

rebecca said...

Hey Steve, I tried this recipe I like it too much... Thank for that... Instead of seamon oil I added Patan ghee which is made the recipe more taste.. You can try it.. Cheers...:)

Anonymous said...

Great recipe my family love san choy bow will let you know how they enjoy it :)
Mel :)

Squishy said...

Hi Mel, Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how you go :)