San Choi Bao

San Choi Bau recipe - The Cooks Pantry


Matt Sinclair


2 – 4 people


  • 500 gm Coles pork mince
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 2 inch piece ginger, peeled, julienned
  • 100 gm shiitake mushroom, finely sliced
  • 1 coriander root, chopped
  • Dried chilli flakes, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. caster sugar
  • 8-10 iceberg lettuce leaves, trimmed
  • 100 gm bean sprouts
  • 1  bunch assorted Asian herbs
  • 2 long red chillies, finely sliced
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped


  • Over a high heat, place peanut oil and sesame oil in a large wok and heat until smoking. Add pork mince in 2 separate batches, stirring constantly until browned. Scoop out pork using a slotted spoon (I used a sieve) to ensure the pork juice and fat remains in the wok. Set aside.
  • Add garlic, onion, ginger and chilli flakes and fry off for approximately 1 minute. Add mushroom and mix together for a further 1 minute. Deglaze wok with soy sauce, oyster sauce and rice wine vinegar and stir fry until well combined.
  • Return browned pork mince to wok and toss to combine. Add sugar and continue to toss until dissolved and combined. Toss through coriander root just before serving.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl together with lettuce cups, peanuts, bean sprouts, Asian herbs and fresh chilli to share.

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