San Choy Bau

San Choy Bau – Low calorie weeknight meal

Sang Choy Bau
San Choy Bau

San Choy Bau or Sang Choy Bow or however you want to spell it is a great Chinese dish that easily lends itself to a Fast Diet makeover. I’m using minced Pork in this recipe, because I have it on hand, but Chicken,Turkey or even minced prawns could be substituted for a leaner dish (or larger helping). Hell you could go vegetarian if you wished (I might try a veggie one for lunch one day)

Having said that, even using lean Pork, you get quite a bit of food here for only 300 calories.The plate of food looks huge thanks to the Iceberg lettuce, and I’m sure this contributes to satisfying the hunger pangs that start around 6pm on diet days. 

Like the spelling, I’m sure there is no one “Authentic” recipe for this dish, an it lends itself very easily to whatever ingredients you have on hand. I didn’t have Water Chestnuts (what was I thinking), so I substituted fresh crispy Red Radishes, I only had a couple of sad looking spring onion stalks, so opted for some red onion instead.

San Choy Bau
San Choy Bau

I my search I for a great San Choy Bau recipe almost every one I looked at seemed miles away from the one before. In the end the inspiration for this recipe came from this All Recipes link

http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/10153/san-choy-bow.aspx

I was mostly after the sauce recipe, and this one looks good, but I’m guessing is a combo of more than one other recipe (with the fish sauce), but I had all of the ingredients on hand, so it was an easy decision. I used light soy sauce because the Hoisin is already sweet.

San Choy Bau

San Choy Bau
San Choy Bau

Ingredients

200 grams lean minced pork
1/2 small iceberg Lettuce Leaves
1/2 small Red Onion
100 grams Mushrooms, finely Chopped
2 red radishes finely chopped
1 cup Mung Bean Sprouts, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green chili finely chopped
1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 tsp cornflour
1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

San Choy Bau
San Choy Bau

Method

 Separate lettuce leaves into cups
In a wok or non stick pan over high heat add the oil. Cook Pork, Garlic, Onion and chili until pork is browned and cooked through
Add the Mushrooms, Radish, Mung Beans, and mix.
When hot, add the sauce and stir to combine.
Serve over individual lettuce cups.

San Choy Bau
San Choy Bau – that’s a full size plate, and there were 2 of them
San Choy Bau
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
327 calories
17 g
85 g
14 g
35 g
4 g
357 g
486 g
9 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
357g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327
Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 4g
19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 486mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
14%
Vitamin C
114%
Calcium
6%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200 grams lean minced pork
  2. 1/2 small iceberg Lettuce Leaves
  3. 1/2 small Red Onion
  4. 100 grams Mushrooms, finely Chopped
  5. 2 red radishes finely chopped
  6. 1 cup Mung Bean Sprouts, finely chopped
  7. 1 clove garlic, minced
  8. 1 green chili finely chopped
  9. 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  10. 1/2 tablespoon Soy sauce
  11. 1/2 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  12. 1 tablespoon water
  13. 1 tsp cornflour
  14. 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Separate lettuce leaves into cups
  2. In a wok or non stick pan over high heat add the oil, cook Pork, Garlic, Onion and chili until Pork is brown and cooked through
  3. Add the mushrooms, radish, Mung Beans, and mix.
  4. When hot, add the sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Serve over individual lettuce cups.
Notes
  1. Most original recipes call for Water Chesnuts, I didn't have any on hand so used crispy red radishes instead. The Lettuce adds a fresh crisp contrast to the Pork Mixture.
Adapted from All Recipes
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calories
327
fat
14g
protein
35g
carbs
17g
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Adapted from All Recipes
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