Pork San Choy Bow

Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 10 minutes

Serves 4 people

San Choy Bow more like San Choy WOW, this crowd pleaser will leave you with empty plates at dinner time.



  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup san choy bow sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 12-16 baby cos lettuce leaves, trimmed and chilled
  • Shredded carrot, to serve
  • Coriander leaves (optional), to serve

Quick San Choy Bow sauce

  •  1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons salt reduced soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons caster sugar or honey (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. 1.
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes until tender.
  2. 2.
    Add pork. Cook, breaking up the mince, for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. 3.
    If preparing homemade sauce combine all ingredients listed in a bowl. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  4. 4.
    Add san choy bow sauce. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. 5.
    Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-6 minutes until hot and bubbling.
  6. 6.
    Spoon pork mixture into lettuce cups.
  7. 7.
    Sprinkle with shredded carrot and coriander (if using) and serve.

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