Chicken in Lettuce Cup (San Choi Bau)

This is a very healthy, tasty, and refreshing dish.

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Serves 3-4 as main, or 5-6 as starter

What you need:

  • 1 head Lettuce, peel off each individual leaf, wash and let drip dry
  • 500 g Chicken mince (or pork mince)
  • 10 Shiitake mushroom. If dried mushroom is used then either soak in a bowl of water for a few hours, or simmer for 10 mins, then squeeze out water. Cut into small pieces.
  • 1 can Water chestnut (225 g net weight, 140 g drained weight). Cut into small pieces.
  • 4 cloves Garlic, pounded
  • 1 c Beansprouts
  • 4 Tbsp Spring onions, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Soy sauce + 1 tsp for mushroom stir-fry
  • 2 Tbsp Shaoxing (Chinese cooking wine)
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • White pepper powder
  • Oil

How to put this together:

  1. Heat 1/2 tsp oil, add shiitake mushroom + water chestnut. Add 1 tsp Soy sauce. Stir-fry for few minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat 1/2 tsp oil, add garlic. Fry until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken mince + oyster sauce + 3 Tbsp soy sauce + shaoxing + sesame oil. Stir-fry until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Add pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning
  4. Add the pre-fried shiitake mushroom & water chestnut. Mix well.
  5. Add beansprouts + spring onions + coriander leaves. Mix well. Take off heat.
  6. Sprinkle with white pepper powder.
  7. Serve immediately with lettuce leaves

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Chicken in Lettuce Cup (San Choi Bau)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head Lettuce peel off each individual leaf, wash and let drip dry
  • 500 g Chicken mince or pork mince
  • 10 Shiitake mushroom. If dried mushroom is used then either soak in a bowl of water for a few hours or simmer for 10 mins, then squeeze out water. Cut into small pieces.
  • 1 can Water chestnut 225 g net weight, 140 g drained weight. Cut into small pieces.
  • 4 cloves Garlic pounded
  • 1 cup Beansprouts
  • 4 Tbsp Spring onions finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Soy sauce + 1 tsp for mushroom stir-fry
  • 2 Tbsp Shaoxing Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • White pepper powder
  • Oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil, add shiitake mushroom + water chestnut. Add 1 tsp Soy sauce. Stir-fry for few minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil, add garlic. Fry until fragrant.
  • Add chicken mince + oyster sauce + 3 Tbsp soy sauce + shaoxing + sesame oil. Stir-fry until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Add pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning
  • Add the pre-fried shiitake mushroom & water chestnut. Mix well.
  • Add beansprouts + spring onions + coriander leaves. Mix well. Take off heat.
  • Sprinkle with white pepper powder.
  • Serve immediately with lettuce leaves
Keyword Chicken, Chinese