I absolutely enjoy this recipe as it is just so simple and fast to prepare. Pak choi is one of my favourite leafy vegetables. After a long day at work, this is the to-go vegetable dish that can be whipped up without fuss. Shallots can be substituted with crispy fried minced garlic according to preference. For an extra whiff of aroma, drizzle a bit of sesame oil after pouring the oyster sauce.
A type of Chinese leafy cabbage which is popular as a dish of it's own or sometimes added to rice or noodles. Sometimes known as Shanghai green cabbage, it does not need much effort to cook.
Oyster sauce is not vegan or vegetarian. For a vegetarian or vegan opting, use mushroom sauce to replace oyster sauce. Mushroom sauce can be found at Asian grocers
A simple stir fry, blanching or steaming will do to cook the vegetable. Season with some soy sauce or oyster sauce, as per this recipe for taste.
Vegetables like lettuce or choi sam (Chinese flowering cabbage) can also be used as a substitute to pak choi.
Baby Pak Choi with Oyster Sauce is also known as: Chinese Blanched Vegetables
Fry sliced shallots until crispy. Set aside.
Rinse pak choi and cut them lengthwise into 4 parts. Using the same pan, boil some water and blanch pak choi for about a minute.
Place pak choi on a plate and pour some oyster sauce on them. Sprinkle fried shallots on pak choi.