Asian Greens

Asian Greens

The perfect side dish for any Asian inspired meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5


  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 pound choy sum roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable canola, or peanut oil


  • In a small bowl, combine the ground white pepper powder, soy sauce, salt, cornstarch, sesame oil and water together. Mix well and add the minced garlic. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the chopped choy sum and cook until bright green, about 40 seconds. Drain well.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok over high heat until smoking. Add the choy sum, stir, and season with a few pinches of salt. Continue to cook while stirring regularly for about 2 minutes. Push the choy sum away from the center of the wok. Stir the sauce and add it to the center. Once it starts bubbling, combine it with the choy sum. Season to taste with more salt as desired. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.

About this Recipe:

Make the perfect Asian greens at home with this super simple recipe. For this recipe, I used Choi sum. Choi sum is a leafy green and is delicious when stir fried with a bit of oyster sauce and garlic. This recipe can be used to make other Asian greens, such as Gai lung (Chinese Broccoli).

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It’s important that you clean your greens well. As with any stir fry recipe, it is super important to always have all your ingredients prepared before you start frying. Clean and roughly chop your greens. 

Make sure you don’t over blanch your greens. Pro-tip time! Once you blanch your Choi sum, rinse with cold water to remove the heat or immediately stir fry. Once stir fried, place on a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds.

This side dish goes perfect with dishes such as my Chinese Roast Chicken.

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