San Chow Bow

San Chow Bow
San Chow Bow

San Chow Bow, sung choi bao, san choy bau or whatever you call it is fresh, quick, healthy and delicious.

San Chow Bow ingredients ready to prepare

We love to serve san chow bow when we have a large party. You can cook the dish ahead, up to adding the fresh vegetables and have the lettuce washed and drained in the fridge. Everyone helps themselves and no washing plates. What’s not to like.

It’s all about textures

As the whole dish takes about 5 minutes to make the vegetables retain their crunch and eating a mouthful gives loads of different texture from the crunchy celery to the soft mushrooms.

Cold crunchy iceberg

Poor old much maligned iceberg lettuce is at the top of the class for san chow bow. Once it is halved and rinsed, drain the halves then pop into plastic bags in the fridge cut side down to drain further. The crispness and crunch of iceberg is delicious when it meets the hot san chow bow.

San Chow Bow lettuce cut in half, washed and separated in to cut to serve the San Chow Bow in


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Ring the changes with the mince/ground meat

You can use whatever mince/ground meat you like. Think turkey, chicken, beef, lamb or even prawns make a great san chow bow.

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What’s your favourite ingredients for San Chow Bow? We would love to hear from you in the comments below when you make this very tasty and easy San Chow Bow.

San Chow Bow
Yield: 4-6 serves

San Chow Bow

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Super quick, healthy and delicious. San Chow Bow is great to serve at a party and no washing up of plates. We like.


  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
  • iceberg¬†lettuce, cut from the top through to the bottom, washed, drained and chilled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely julienned
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 250g (9 ounces) fatty pork mince/ground ¬†(you can use whatever mince you like)
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into thin slivers
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced, or use fresh shiitake
  • 3 tablespoons shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 stick of celery, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup shallots/spring onions/scallions
  • coriander to garnish (optional)


  • heat wok or large frypan and add oil
  • add ginger and garlic and stir fry for 1 minute
  • crumble pork mince into wok and stir fry for 2 minutes
  • add onion and stir fry for 30 seconds
  • pour in soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce , shoaxing wine, sugar, pepper and stir through pork
  • next add celery and toss for 30 seconds
  • now add carrots and toss for 30 seconds
  • add mushrooms and toss through
  • add sprouts and shallots and toss through
  • serve with lettuce cups
  • enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g


So Cooper has now decided that he likes to eat Mulberries and makes a b-line for the orchard, hoping to find fallen fruit whenever we go for a walk!

golden retriever Cooper in the orchard

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