Chinese Baby Bok Choy

Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Blog, Chinese Cuisine Favorites, Family Favorites, Vegetables & Vegetarian | 2 comments

 

Sauteed Chinese baby bok choy is another quick and easy veggie that I make regularly for dinner.  It goes really well with the ready-made char siu that I buy at the 99 Ranch Market deli, and makes for a REALLY quick dinner on days when there’s too much going on and I don’t have a lot of time.

Until I met bebe dada, I only bought baby bok choy when I made chow mein (a recipe for a future post).  He taught me how to prepare this the way his parents did when he was growing up.  This is big onechan’s favorite cooked veggie dish. :)

Chinese Baby Bok Choy

  • 5 heads of baby bok choy
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee oyster flavored sauce

Wash and cut the bottoms off the baby bok choy.  Although these are supposed to be BABY bok choy, some of the leaves are quite large.  I like to cut these in half, lengthwise down the center so they’re easier to eat and don’t have to wrestle with them at the dinner table.  I cut the smaller center bunches in half, down the center too.

The two key flavor ingredients to this dish are sesame oil and oyster flavored sauce.  I buy whatever sesame oil is on sale at the asian supermarket and Lee Kum Kee oyster flavored sauce (looks like I need to buy another bottle soon).

Heat canola oil in a large pan on medium – high heat.  When the oil is smokin’ hot, add sesame oil and quickly add baby bok choy.  Toss gently with tongs to coat them with sesame oil and sautee for 2 – 3 minutes.  The baby bok choy should be firm and slightly cooked.

Next, drizzle oyster sauce all over the baby bok choy.  I use 2 tablespoons of the sauce and it’s flavorful enough for our palette, but if you like STRONG flavor, by all means add another tablespoon.  :)

Pour 1/4 cup of water down the side of the pan and QUICKLY cover with a lid.  Because the oil and water are mixing there will be lots of sizzlin’, poppin’, and crackin’.  Let the baby bok choy steam for 3 -4 minutes until tender.

I think I slightly overcooked these thanks to my little bebe E screaming for me, but they were delicious nonetheless.

Enjoy!

Judy | bebe mama

 

Chinese Baby Bok Choy
 
Ingredients
  • 5 heads of baby bok choy
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 -3 tablespoon oyster flavored sauce, to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut the bottoms off the baby bok choy.  Although these are supposed to be BABY bok choy, some of the leaves are quite large.  I like to cut these in half, lengthwise down the center so they're easier to eat and don't have to wrestle with them at the dinner table.  I cut the smaller center bunches in half, down the center too.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large pan on medium - high heat.  When the oil is smokin' hot, add sesame oil and quickly add baby bok choy.  Toss gently with tongs to coat them with sesame oil and sautee for 2 - 3 minutes.  The baby bok choy should be firm and slightly cooked.
  3. Next, drizzle oyster sauce all over the baby bok choy.  I use 2 tablespoons of the sauce and it's flavorful enough for our palette, but if you like STRONG flavor, by all means add another tablespoon.
  4. Pour ¼ cup of water down the side of the pan and QUICKLY cover with a lid.  Because the oil and water are mixing there will be lots of sizzlin', poppin', and crackin'.
  5. Let the baby bok choy steam for 3 -4 minutes until tender.

2 Comments

  1. avatar

    Great recipe — I must make this soon. Just discovered your blog — love it!!

    • avatar

      Thank you! Your profile picture looks very familiar. I likely visited your site in the past on Foodbuzz. I’ll visit again soon. – Judy :)

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