Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Siew Pak Choy with Oyster Sauce

For my dinners, a green leafy vegetable dish is a must and 'yow choy' is always one of the dishes. Garlic oil is used, so i have a huge bowl of garlic oil ever ready .

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3 big stalks of Shanghai Siew Pak Choy(cut and wash
3 tbsp of garlic oil (how to make a bowl of garlic oil)
3 tbsp of oyster sauce


Arrange washed vegetables on a microwavable dish, the leaves in the center and the stalks around the sides of dish.
Pour in garlic oil
Microwave on high covered with splatter or cling wrap (leave a vent) for 3 1/2 mins for crunchy vegetables and if you like softer vegetables, microwave another 1/2 min.
Add oyster sauce before serving.

To make garlic oil:

In a microwavable bowl, put in 1/4 cup of chopped/minced garlic and 1/2 cup of cooking oil.

Microwave on high for 1 minute at a time, stir every minute and continue to microwave until garlic is slightly brown. The garlic will continue to brown. (This process should not be more than 3 minutes if you are having a microwave with 1000 - 1300 watts. Do no leave to answer the phone or door, watch the color of the garlic and open door of microwave if you find that they are slightly brown.)

Cool and store in jar.



A laksa-deprived Johorean said...

Hi Lily,
I must thank you for posting this recipe.I've tried this recipe with bok choy & also choy-sum & it turns out super yummy each time.Even my hubby who dislikes 'bland' food said this is really a very tasty vege dish! So easy too. (No need to wash up extra pots,etc)
Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,
Is your garlic oil homemade or store bought? Do you have any recipe for making garlic oil otherwise?

lilyng said...


i think i will edit this post and add in the way i make garlic oil.

please read recipe again. thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

I just tried this today and the result is brilliant! I'm so amused with how microwave can cook like you're cooking in a traditional hob especially with this veg. Great tip with the garlic oil, no more messy kitchen!

Please keep on sharing yourr recipes!
Thanks :)

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