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choy sum stir fry

Simple choy sum stir fry

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Khin



  • 400 g Choy Sum ( or Bok choy/ Baby Bok Choy/ Pak Choy/ Kai Lan/ Tender Stem Broccoli )
  • 10 cloves Garlic ( Add less or more garlic according to your taste )
  • 2 Chilli pepper red/green
  • ½ tsp Corn Starch + water 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil ( or any neutral flavoured vegetable oil )


  • 1 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster sauce ( use vegetarian oyster sauce for vegetarian and vegan )
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil


  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil


  • Roughly chop the garlic cloves. Cut the chilli pepper into thin slices.
  • Remove the tough end of the choy sum, chop into large bite size pieces and cut the stem into halves lengthwise. Separate the stem and leaves.
  • To blanch the choy sum, bring the water to boil in a large pot , add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of oil. Add the stem part and boil for 30-40 seconds. Strain it and dip into ice cold water. Drain and gently squeeze the water out. Repeat the process for leaves.
  • Heat the pan to medium heat, drizzle a tablespoon of oil and add the chopped garlic and stir fry for a few seconds then add the chilli peppers. Stir fry till the garlic turns into a crispy, light golden color. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the remaining oil, add the blanched choy sum and pour the sauce mix in. Stir fry with high heat for a few seconds. Pour the corn flour and water mixture. Continue to stir fry high heat for 1 min. ( To get the crips and tender texture choy sum, please be aware not to overcook.  )
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Topped with the fried garlic and chilli pepper.
  • Delicious choy sum stir fry is ready. Enjoy!
  • Served with hot steamed rice or stir fry noodle. 


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2160mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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