Shrimp (Prawn) San Choy Bau

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 25mins




  • Wash the lettuce and separate the leaves.
  • Shake off any excess water and dry thoroughly on paper towels.
  • Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce and lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Set aside until needed.
  • If the shrimp are large, cut into smaller pieces.
  • Heat a wok over high heat, add the vegetable and sesame oils and swirl to coat the side of the wok.
  • Add spring onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the shrimp meat, water chestnuts and chilli, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and continue to stir-fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the rice, sprouts and cilantro and stir until combined.
  • Pour in the set-aside stir-fry sauce, toss briefly, then remove the wok from the heat.
  • Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl.
  • Place the dry lettuce cups on a plate.
  • Either fill the lettuce cups with the mixture yourself, or allow your guests to do so at the table.
  • Serve with hoisin sauce, to be drizzled over the top.