San Choy Bow

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Serves: 4 People

Need inspiration for an easy sub 20 minute dinner?? Then look no further!! These San Choy Bows are so easy, tasty and crunching using @hydroproduce’s Little Gem Lettuce cups (available at Woolworths)! Kids love them, and they lasted so well for lunch the next day!

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 6 minutes
  • Total time: 16 minutes
  • Serves: 4 People


  • 1 head Little Gem Lettuce
  • 1 knob Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Lemon/lime
  • 4 Spring onion
  • 1 bunch Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 500 g Pork mince
  • 1 handful Bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp Kecap manis


  • 1)

    Start by peeling the leaves off a head of Little Gem Lettuce, then give them a good rinse.

  • 2)

    Next finely chop a knob of ginger, 2 garlic cloves, 2 carrots, the whites of 4 spring onions and an inch of coriander stalks, then zest 1 lemon/lime.

  • 3)

    For the garnish, finely chop the greens of the 4 spring onions and remove the leaves from a bunch of coriander.

  • 4)

    Now bring a wok to high heat, then add 2 tablespoons of peanut oil.

  • 5)

    Once the oil has come up to temp. add 500g of pork mince to the wok and cook for approx. 3-4 minutes (only begin breaking up the mince when the bottom of the mince develops a beautiful colour!)

  • 6)

    Next add a handful of bean sprouts and all the chopped ingredients to the wok (not the garnish!)

  • 7)

    Then add the juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce and 2 tablespoons of kecap manis.

  • 8)

    Give the ingredients a good stir then allow to cook for a further 2 minutes.

  • 9)

    To serve, generously fill each of the lettuce leaves with some mince and garnish with the chopped spring onion and coriander leaves.

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