Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Recipe: San Choy Bow 生菜包 (Chinese Lettuce Wraps)

San Choy Bow (also Sang Choy Bau) is a classic Chinese starter of lettuce wraps with a chicken and mushroom filling. Sang choy translates to iceberg lettuce, so this is usually used as the wrapping vessel, however you may also use gem lettuce.

For the filling, you can use chicken or pork mince, cooked with shiitake mushrooms (I also added bunashimeji mushroom) along with light soy sauce and oyster or mushroom sauce. The sauce is then thickened with a cornstarch mixture before serving. Our kids love this as they get to assemble their own wraps before popping them into their mouths, for a wholesome, delicious bite. Fresh and tasty, this is a simple and healthy recipe, which will also get your kids eating more greens!

San choy bow (Chinese lettuce wraps)
San choy bow recipe

San choy bow recipe

San Choy Bow (Chinese Lettuce Wraps)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves 4

300g minced chicken breast
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
6 shiitake mushrooms, soaked, ends trimmed and cubed
1/2 pack bunashimeji mushroom, trimmed
1 tbsp mushroom sauce (or oyster sauce)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp cornflour
3 tsp water
1/2 iceberg lettuce, leaves separated and washed (or gem lettuce)

1. In a wok or large frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add 3/4 of the spring onions and scald for about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and stir fry for about 3-4 minutes, until cooked through.

2. Add the grated ginger, shiitake and bunashimeji mushrooms. Season with mushroom sauce, light soy sauce and black pepper. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes.

3. Mix cornflour and water in a small bowl. Pour into the wok, for sauce to thicken.

4. Plate up the chicken and mushroom. Serve with iceberg lettuce. To assemble, place spoonfuls of chicken and mushroom onto the lettuce, wrap and enjoy! Use remaining spring onions as garnish.

San choy bow recipe 生菜包

San choy bow recipe

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1 comment:

  1. That's nice. We just use lettuce or salad leaves usually.


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