Sang Choy Baw (Lettuce Rolls)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by rick2978

Easy to make, it can be an appetizer or a full meal, depends how hungry you are.

Top Review by mianbao

I'm editing my review of July 17, 05 because I wanted to mention that I chose to understand the chestnuts in the ingredient list to be water chestnuts, because I think they are more appropriate for this dish. My original review was: I do think this is a good basic recipe. I took some liberties with it - I used julienned chicken strips rather than ground chicken and reconstituted dried shiitake mushrooms, which may be why I felt the mixture was too dry. I made 1.5 times the amount of sauce and that was good. However, I did cut back considerably on the allspice (I knew I wouldn't like it if I didn't), and, after tasting, added some grated fresh ginger. Overall, I was quite pleased with the results, and will make this again. I may try using 5-spice rather than allspice next time. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop spring onions very finely, same with mushrooms, chestnuts and bamboo shoots (this three last, I normally mince them, find it very easy).
  2. In a wok or deep frying pan, heat oil and fry chicken mince till golden, add onion, chestnut, bamboo shoots and mushrooms, cook for another 5 minutes, add sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Keep stirring while adding ingredients.
  4. Place in a bowl and take to table, same with lettuce leafs.
  5. Place some filling into leaf, roll or fold leaf and enjoy.
  6. options: can be used pork mince, beef mince, finely chopped fresh shrimp (requires less cooking time) or combination of meats, it's up to you.
  7. ---Sauce---.
  8. Combine all and mix well.

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