Simple, Tasty Chinese Cabbage and Garlic Recipe

Choy sum freshly plucked from the garden. (Alflow / Flickr)
Choy sum freshly plucked from the garden. (Alflow / Flickr)

This is a classic Chinese way to cook Chinese cabbage, aka choy sum.

PREP TIME: 5-10 minutes

COOKING TIME: approximately 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS: 250g choy sum (Chinese Choy Sum), 20g-30g fresh garlic (4-5 cloves), 2 tbsp oil (your choice of oil), and salt.


  1. Bring 2-3 cups of water to the boil in a pot.
  2. While water is heating up, wash the choy sum, and chop the garlic.
  3. Put the choy sum into boiling water for 1 minute.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, and add the garlic. When you smell the odor of the garlic, it’s time to add the choy sum and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add salt to taste and serve. Enjoy.
Classic Chinese cabbage and garlic recipe. (Pitta /

Classic Chinese choy sum and garlic recipe. (Pitta /

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