San Choy Bow

San choy bow. Delicious little lettuce cups filled with savoury, sweet mince. This is a dinner you will be able to put together with minimal fuss and fast!
san choy bow
Ingredients
  • 500g pork or chicken mince
  • 1 heaped tbsp freshly chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or all purpose soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp kecap manis (or 2 more tbsp of tamari or all purpose soy sauce and 2 tbsp brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or any cooking oil)
  • 1/2 cup of peas (shredded carrot and zucchini work well too!)
  • 1 spring onion finely sliced
  • 1 can chopped water chestnuts (optional)
  • Lettuce cups – gem lettuce (pictured) or oak leaf work best
  • Coriander to serve (optional)
  • Sliced chilli to serve (optional)
  • Sliced spring onion to serve (optional)
  • Black and white sesame seeds to serve (optional)
  • Fried shallots to serve (optional)
Method
  1. Heat oil on high heat in a large skillet, add garlic, cook stirring until fragrant for 30 seconds.
  2. Add pork mince and cook 3-4 minutes until browned.
  3. Add tamari (or all purpose soy if using), kecap manis (or kecap manis substitute if using) and sesame oil. Stir to coat and then leave on high heat 3-5 minutes until beef begins to caramelise.
  4. Add peas, spring onion and water chestnuts (if using). Heat through 2 minutes.
  5. Serve in lettuce cups, serve topped with coriander, chilli, spring onion, fried shallots and sesame seeds (if using).

Note – I like to serve this dish with steamed rice or you can add cooked, thin rice vermicelli noodles to the mince mixture before serving – Equally delicious!

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