Pork San Choy Bow


Pork San Choy Bow

If you haven’t had san choy bow before, let me tell you your missing out. These are SO flavorful and the texture is incredible with the juicy pork mince, the crunchy lettuce and peanuts and the freshness from the coriander, spring onion and chilli. Warning, you may get juices running all down your arms but it’s totally worth it!

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

15 mins


2-3 servings


500g The Meat Box Pork Mince

3 Tbsp peanut oil ( or any cooking oil)

1 onion diced

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

1 cup diced shiitake mushrooms 

1 carrot grated

1 225g tin water chestnuts diced

1 225g tin bamboo shoots chopped

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp oyster sauce

1 Tbsp sesame oil

1 red chilli sliced (optional) 

1 spring onion sliced 

1 bunch coriander 

¼ cup crushed peanuts

2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1 iceberg lettuce 

Cooking Instructions

Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat then add your diced onion and grated carrot and cook for about 5 minutes or until softened. Slice your iceberg lettuce in half and carefully break apart the leaves. Place them in a big bowl of cold water until ready to serve. Next add your garlic and ginger to the pan and stir for one minute. Add your pork mince and mushrooms and break up the mince with your spatula until all the mince has browned. Then your soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil goes in. Cook this for about 5 minutes until all your veggies are cooked through. Add in your diced water chestnuts and chopped bamboo shoots. Chop up some of your coriander stems about 2 Tblspns worth and mix that through then turn the heat off. Assemble your san choy bow by getting a lettuce leaf cup and placing a generous amount of your mince mixture inside the cup. Top with sliced spring onion, fresh red chilli, coriander leaves, toasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. Wrap it all up into a little parcel and dig in.