Bok Choy and Shiitakes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

this is a quick side dish , courtesy of the NY Times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put wok or large skillet over maximum heat, and add oil.
  2. When oil smokes, add garlic.
  3. Stir once, and add the bok choy.
  4. Cook for a minute or two until it just begins to brown.
  5. Then stir, and add shiitakes and sugar.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, a minute or two, and add the chicken stock and fish sauce.
  7. Cook, stirring, until the bok choy is tender.
  8. Add a bit more stock or water if necessary — the mixture should not dry out entirely.
  9. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Made this with "General Tso's Tofu" (vegan version)... substituted a tiny bit of soy sauce for the fish sauce. Came out really well. Next time, I'll double the recipe and use leftovers for a stirfry/fried rice.

thebigfunk August 15, 2009

this tasted like it was right from a chinese restaurant (and i mean that in a good way lol). i did not add as much stock as the recipe called for. even so, my bok choy threw off a lot of moisture, so i added a cornstarch/water slurry, which thickened the broth and helped keep all the flavors from just running off.

graffeetee February 13, 2008

This is a simple and tasty side dish. It's a great combination . The fish sauce really does add lots of flavor. I read the previous reviews and only used 1/4 cup of chicken stock, and that seemed to be just enough. I will make this again; thanx!

*Parsley* August 11, 2006

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