Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 mins

We had this excellent side dish last night with some Chinese steamed fish and jasmine was wonderful and SO easy! This is a recipe I tweaked a bit from a book called, simply, Dim Sum by Vicki Liley

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed with
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy, bottoms trimmed but stalks left whole with some still 'stuck together',washed (about 3/4 lb.)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine oyster sauce, stock, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch mixture.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sauce bubbles and thickens; remove from heat.
  3. Blanch bok choy in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 1/2 minutes; remove from pan with a slotted spoon and place on a serving plate.
  4. Pour oyster sauce over it and serve.
Most Helpful

4 5

Interesting recipe. Thanks for the detailed instructions on preparing the bok choy -- I wouldn't have known how to do that. This didn't go over big with the kids, but I expected that. The sauce was quite salty --I might try only one teaspoon of soya sauce next time.

4 5

found it a bit salty, maybe i will reduce the oyster sauce and soy sauce pro. next time otherwise excellent!!!

5 5

Excellent! We love bok choy but never knew what to do with it outside of a stir fry. I couldn't get baby choys so I chopped the stems into 2 1/2- 3" chunks and the quick blanching was the perfect cooking method. The sauce was dark, delicious and exotic - and - looked spectacular over the white and bright green bok choy. I made the recipe as directed using reduced sodium soy sauce. Next time I will make double, the 2 of us devoured every bit. Thanks Judy.