Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

"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"
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  • 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.)


  • In a small saucepan, combine oyster sauce, stock, soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch mixture.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sauce bubbles and thickens; remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • Pour oyster sauce over it and serve.

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  1. 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.
  2. found it a bit salty, maybe i will reduce the oyster sauce and soy sauce pro. next time otherwise excellent!!!
  3. 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.
  4. I stumbled across this recipe while perusing reviews. change the name to "bok choy with oyster sauce". been searching for a good bok choy recipe for quite a long time as dh loves this vegetable. This one is great, quick and easy. i used sushi grade soy sauce and served it as a side dish to mandabears chinese roast chicken #72990. What a great meal we had. used about 2 lbs of bok choy and doubled the sauce. there was nothing left of the chicken and bok choy from 3 of us for dinner. then again, i am a big fan of hey jude's recipes. thanks again judy for another keeper.
  5. So quick, so easy and oh so delicious and I can see it being so versatile for any asian inspired green vegie or even aspargus . I steamed my baby bok choy and scaled back for 2 serves and gave my sauce a quick 1 minute zap in the microwave, easy peasy, thank you Hey Jude, made for ZAAR Stars.



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