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.
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.
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!
We both enjoyed the combination of bok choy and mushrooms here and it was an easy dish to prepare ahead and then bring together quite quickly. I don't think you need all that chicken stock though. I was up to step 5 and just about ready to add the stock when I had to go answer the phone. Left my husband in charge and he just dumped in the whole 1/2 cup chicken stock. We had bok choy soup as a result! I think 2-3 tablespoons of water just to keep things from burning would be sufficient.
This simple recipe provides the perfect technique to cook these oriental vegetables. The Bok Choy and shitakes are so delicious together because the Fish Sauce melds the flavors. Just be careful with the fish sauce because it is very salty; too much can ruin the dish. I didn't seem to need to add any water or stock, perhaps my bok choy still had a little water from the washing. Thank you Chia for this wonderful recipe.