San Choy Bau


This was to celebrate Chinese New Year but can be made at any time.

This is a fast and quick recipe to make, it is also healthy and also very yummy.



  • 500 grams of chicken/pork/beef/turkey  (It does not matter what type of mince you choose it is up to you and what you like)
  • I brown onion
  • 2 Spanish onions
  • 3 large mushrooms
  • A cup full of bok choy
  • Half a cup of diced cucumber
  • 2 grated carrots
  • Soy Sauce
  • A teaspoon of garlic paste
  • A couple of squirts of lime juice

You can add what ever vegetables that you would like. Bean shoots, oyster sauce, water chestnuts, and chilli flakes.  I did not add these as I made it for the kids. I’m going to add the chilli for my meal.

Even though it was missing the other sauces and chilli, it was very tasty and moreish.

Chopped veggies ready to be cooked

Chopped veggies ready to be cooked


  • Chop up all the vegetables
  • Wash the lettuce so that you can get some nice lettuce cups
  • Cook the mince and then add the vegetables to the pan.
  • Serve the mixture into a lettuce cup and eat!


The finished product, ready to eat! San Choy Bau.

The finished product, ready to eat! San Choy Bau.

I have not mastered getting enough lettuce bowls out of a head of lettuce. This is a skill that I need to learn. Do you know a trick to ensure you get more than 3 or 4?  Are yours a perfect size and shape. Mine looked a little straggly but tasted wonderful!


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