Bok choy, quickly stir-fried with garlic, ginger and chilli is an easy way to add flavour, colour and nutrition to the table. A staple in Asian cuisine, bok choy was introduced to Europe in the 1800s. The Chinese who arrived in the 1850s during the Gold Rush introduced bok choy to Australia. Shining bundles of these Asian greens are now a common sight in supermarkets and fresh food markets in Australia. Nowadays, bok choy is grown in Europe, North America, South America, Australia and parts of Africa.
A pinch of sugar and oyster sauce add a caramel colour and flavour to the vegetables. This bok choy side would be excellent with a spicy main such as Szechuan Mápó Tòfu or any other Szechuan-style stir-fry.
This is an appetising combination of flavours and textures that can be put together and cooked up in a jiffy . Juicy diced sirloin steak in a shiny, sticky, sweet and sour sauce on top of tender bok choy.
Suan cai (also called suan tsai and Chinese sauerkraut) is a traditional Chinese pickled Chinese cabbage, used for a variety of purposes. Suan cai is similar to a fermented-cabbage dish, sauerkraut, which is common in the cuisines of Central and Eastern Europe.
Measurements can differ from country to country, so below we have outlined the measurements that we use at Aussie Taste. There is a dropdown selector you can use to have the recipe converted between metric and imperial. Most recipes have temperatures converted also.
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20°C.
Australian spoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 dessertspoon equals 15 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml.
All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed.
All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified.