Pork Yuk Sung (Pork in Lettuce Leaves)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Minced Pork served in lettuce leaves as a starter to a Chinese meal. Very, very nice and yummy!


  1. Best to use pork mince with a low fat content 3% if you can get it.
  2. Slice the ginger (About 3cm peeled and sliced very finely).
  3. Slice the garlic very finely.
  4. Chop the spring onions.
  5. Dice the celery into very small cubes.
  6. Chop the water chestnuts, again into very small cubes. (5mm).
  7. Put the above ingredients to one side.
  8. Wash the lettuce, dry, and being careful not to tear the leaves, separate leaves keeping them whole. (You will need 4 leaves for four people as a starter).
  9. Pat dry and put to one side.
  10. In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, dry sherry and sugar. Do not leave out the sugar as it just won't be the same!
  11. Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and spring onions and fry until the garlic and ginger are aromatic.
  12. Add the minced pork and cook until the pork is browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  13. Add the water chestnuts, and celery to the frying pan and cook over a medium heat.
  14. Then put the sauce mixture in the pan and stir.
  15. Then put the pork back in the pan and continue to cook at medium heat until sauce is reduced and mixture becomes dryer and the pork is browned.
  16. To Serve; Lay out a lettuce leaf and spoon a great big heap of the cooked mixture into the middle and fold into a wrap and eat immediately.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! Made this for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag game Jan-June 2013 and this was a hit. I followed the instructions except for adding some garlic chili paste (for some zing) and some bean sprouts and a little more onion. Delicious and easy for a hot summer day!. Thank you for posting.

mama smurf June 30, 2013

This was very simple to make with great results. I did not add the celery and served the pork over pasta. My fanily gobbled it up. Thanks for such a simple but great tasting recipe.

Cilantro in Canada September 30, 2011

We felt it needed a little more zip so I added 1 tsp chili flakes and it was super good - Lettuce wraps are a favorite in this house and yours will be made again

Bergy December 25, 2008