Stir-fried Baby Pak Choi with minced garlic

I was very happy to see all my friends at Oxfam Charity Store again.  I missed them a lot.  It was a busy morning.  I was very hungry and ran back home immediately after work.  I made a bowl of fried rice and stir-fried a small plate of my favorite veggie – baby pak choi.


Pak/bok Choi is a member of the cabbage family.  It has either white or green short, chunky stalks with glossy and deep green leaves. Its texture is crispy and its flavor is somewhere between mild cabbage and spinach.  I love baby Pak Choi very much.  I like stir-frying it with minced garlic.  If it is fresh, its flavor is excellent and wonderful crunchy. 



Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serve: 1



  • 100g baby pak choi (trimmed the base of pak choi)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ shallot (minced)   stir-fry-baby-pak-choi-1
  • ¼ tsp red pepper (finely sliced)
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 50 ml water
  • a pinch of table salt



1. Heat a non-stick wok with olive oil over medium heat.  


 Add minced garlic and shallot in the wok and stir-fry for one minute.  Then toss in baby pak choi and stir-fry for another one minute. Pour in water and continue to stir-fry for a further two to three minutes until the leaves change to a bright dark green.





In the meantime, add a pinch of table salt and red pepper, drizzle a little sesame oil (optional) and stir-fry for 30 seconds.




Ready to serve.  stir-fry baby pak choi 5.jpg



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