San Choy Bao
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San Choy Bao

By lnguyen (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 10 min
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 500 g lean pork mince
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced or finely diced)
  • 1/2 red birds eye chilli (chopped, optional)

Peanut or canola oil for frying

  • 1/2 cup dried shitake mushrooms (diced)
  • 150 g water chestnuts (diced)
  • 3 shallots (sliced)
  • 2 sprigs of coriander (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu (diced, optional)
  • 10 iceberg lettuce cups
  • Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp five spice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp of cornflour in water to thicken (make about 50ml)
  • Garnish
  • coriander leaves (chopped)
  • sesame seeds or chopped peanuts
  • lime (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1
    Soak the shitake mushrooms in warm water for 10min or until soft. Keep the mushroom water for the cornflour mix.
  • STEP 2
    Combine all the sauce ingredients except the cornflour. Adjust to your liking.
  • STEP 3
    Heat the oil in a wok, add garlic and chilli. Fry for 1 minute. Add the pork mince and fry until slightly browned.
  • STEP 4
    Add the mushrooms, water chestnuts, shallots and fry for 1-2 min.
  • STEP 5
    Add the coriander and tofu
  • STEP 6
    Add the sauce, then add the cornflour mix to thicken.
  • STEP 7
    spoon into the lettuce leaves
  • STEP 8
    traditional garnish - just add coriander and sesame seeds, or
  • STEP 9
    untraditional - try chopped peanuts, coriander, and a dash of lime!
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