Crunchy and juicy baby bok choy with lots of garlic, soy sauce and sriracha. It's hot and spicy, with a wonderful umami flavour.
A simple 20-minute recipe for the perfect restaurant-quality side dish on any day of the week.
A must-try recipe for greens and Asian food lovers. In addition, this dish is vegan and gluten-free.
Do you love simple Asian recipes? If yes, then this bok choy recipe is for you. Simplicity is the second name of any Asian recipe.
They are perfectly homely and need a few very common simple ingredients.
Mostly, not knowing the technique of cooking doesn't hinder your chance to do a good job in Asian cooking.
It's simple. Any beginner cook can learn to cook with simple dos and don'ts!
No Need for Take Out-
If you rely on takeout food for your busy weeknights, then you have seen this dish on their menu. Contrary to your belief, this dish is quite simple.
Cook this one time and trust me you will make it again and again.
With very simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can create that perfect bowl of nutritious meals for yourself and your family.
What is Bok Choy?
If you are not aware of this wonderful Asian leafy vegetable then you must know that this is also called Pok Choy or bok choy. It's a type of Chinese cabbage and it's quite healthy and nutritious.
It has tons of fibre, minerals and vitamins. If you are looking for healthy greens as a side dish for your protein or carb dishes then this is a must for you.
Why Could This Bok Choy Dish Be Your Ideal Side Dish?
Apart from being very healthy and nutritious, this dish is quite delicious.
My kids love the mildly sweet flavour of bok choy and they love to eat them with the main of their choice.
On busy weeknights when you don't have time and energy left to do elaborate cooking, this dish is an ideal side dish.
Pair this with any one-pot protein meal of your choice and you are done.
Besides these, it only needs a few basic ingredients which most kitchens already have.
So this time, when you roam in your Asian markets, grab some fresh bok choy and cook this dish.
You will be surprised to see a wonderful looking/tasting dish on the table in less then 20 minutes.
What Ingredients Are Needed?
Baby Bok Choy- I prefer fresh delicate baby bok choy for this recipe. They are mild and light green in colour.
The sweet and juicy taste and texture of this leafy vegetable are just fantastic.
Garlic- Lots of finely chopped garlic brings out a wonderful flavour to the dish. I am a big garlic fan and always use lots of it.
Fresh Thai Chili- If you love spicy food, you must be aware of Thai chillies. They are hot and super amazing to make a dish interesting.
Salt, pepper and oil- Try to use any neutral oil for any Asian dish. I have used avocado oil in this recipe.
Dark Soy Sauce, Sriracha, and Sesame Seeds- These are the other ingredients that are easily available.
How to Prepare It-
Chop the bottom part of the bok choy and divide it into two parts. Wash it under running water to remove all the dirt and bugs (if any).
Chop and prepare everything according to the recipe. Blanch the bok choy and cool them in ice water, so that they do not lose their colour and crunch.
Take a pan or a wok. Heat oil after adding it. When it's hot, add garlic and chillies to make the oil quite flavorful.
Add all the sauces combined and whisked. Let it cook to get a thicker sauce. Mix the bok choy with sauce and let it cook over gas.
When it's well coated with all the sauce, remove it from the gas stove and serve.
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Bok Choy With Garlic & Soy Sauce
- 5 Baby bok choy, slice each into two parts.
- 5 Cloves Chopped Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
- ¼ Tsp Crushed black pepper
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- 1 Small Thai Chili, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- Bring a big pot of salted water to boil. When it starts boiling add bok choy and remove immediately. Drop it in a big pot of ice water. This process is called blanching and it stops the cooking process.
- Take a skillet and heat oil over the stove.
- Add chopped garlic and Thai chillies to it.
- Saute till it's aromatic and golden.
- Add soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Stir it for 30 seconds and add bok choy to the pan.
- Carefully turn them and make sure they are well coated with sauce.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy with a side of your choice!!!