Sesame pak choi

Sesame pak choi

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(13 ratings)

Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6
Add a taste of the Orient to a main meal with this tempting side-dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal83
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.44g
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  • 9 pak choi
    Pak choi

    Pak choi


    This member of the cabbage family has a number of different names, including…

  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed and finely chopped
  • 1 mild green chilli, seeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce (optional)


  1. Cut a thick slice from the pak choi root to separate the leaves. Rinse and drain.

  2. Heat the groundnut oil in a large wok over a medium heat and add 1 tbsp sesame oil, the garlic, chilli, fish sauce (if using) and pak choi. Toss until coated and clamp a pan lid over them. Reduce the heat and cook for 3-6 minutes, tossing occasionally, just until the leaves have wilted (the stalks should be tender-crisp).

  3. Add the rest of the sesame oil and salt. Toss the leaves and serve immediately.

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12th Jul, 2020
Very tasty and easy veg dish. I added a thinly sliced courgette with the pak choi for variety, which worked well. My pak choi was huge so I separated the leaves from the stalks, cut the leaves into 2 or 4 pieces and chopped the stalks into 4 x 1 cm chunks. This recipe is going to be a regular in our home from now on.
6th Dec, 2017
Loved it but would quarter the pak choi next time as I found it a little too crunchy.
22nd Jan, 2016
Excellent. I only had two pak choi so I halved the other ingredients. Still a little bit too liquid to be honest but a good range of lovely flavours. I'd reduce the oil and fish sauce next time but still very very good.
23rd Oct, 2015
Way too addictive. This is delicious. You will need to make double because I portion isn't enough.
10th May, 2014
Made this last night for dinner with friends. Very quick, to do and delicious to eat. I will be making this again.
18th Oct, 2013
How simple but soooo tasty. Great accompaniment to any dish. Didn't need any additional seasoning as far as I'm concerned.
3rd Sep, 2008
Lovely flavour. I had mushrooms that I needed to use up, so I threw them in with the pak choi. They absorbed the flavours and were so delicious. Will definitely make again!
9th Jul, 2008
I cooked this and everyone really enjoyed it, even non-veg eaters!
19th Apr, 2008
This is a super dish and goes very well with Spiced Thai Crap Cakes and a mixed fried rice
25th Feb, 2019
I’m not sure I like the sound of the crap cakes


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