Simple stir fried pak choi (or as some will call it bok choy) with an Asian dressing is a savory side dish that accompanies any main dish perfectly or works equally well with a bowl of steamed rice.
This simple dish is one I love to eat so it’s cooked in my house regularly. I spent a lot of time living and working in China many years ago, therefore I cook a lot of Asian inspired food.
However pak choy is not to everyone’s taste! Indeed my own family is divided right down the middle on this particular dish. I and my youngest would put it as one of our favourite vegetable sides. The same cannot be said of my husband and eldest who simply don’t get why we love this dish! That’s ok though, as we can’t like everything all of the time, can we now!
What I love most is that I can prepare and have this dish on the table, ready to eat, in 10 minutes flat. Now what’s not to love about a dish like that?
If you are not keen on chilli, either cut back and only add half or remove it altogether. This quick side dish is great alongside any Chinese style main course.
stir-fried pak choy
A simple Chinese style side dish that makes a perfect accompaniment to any Asian banquet.
- 2 pak choy cut in half, lengthways
- 1 red finger chilli sliced
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 3 spring onions sliced
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Wash the pak choy and cut it in half length-ways. Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan and place the pak choy and remaining vegetables in the pan.
Keep the vegetables moving in the wok, allowing the pak choy to colour a little.
Add the remaining ingredients to the wok, stir to cover and then serve immediately.
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