Recipes > Stir-Fried Yau Choi w/ Garlic & 'Oyster' Sauce

Stir Fried Yau Choi W/ Garlic & 'Oyster' Sauce


Fresh and healthy yau choi is tossed with garlic, 'oyster sauce' and a touch of 'fish' sauce.
  • Serves: 2 to 4
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

Preparing Your Mise en Place
  • 12 oz yau choi
  • 2 tsp mushroom flavored oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp Fish-Less Fish sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic


Trim the ends off of the yau choi. Wash and spin dry. If the stems are thicker than 1/2" inch, slice the stems in half lengthwise to promote even cooking. Alternatively, the yau choi can be cut up into smaller or bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Mince the garlic. Mix the ‘oyster sauce’ and fish-less fish sauce together and set aside.

Step 2: Stir-Frying the Dish

Stir-Frying the Dish
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil


To stir-fry the dish, line the ingredients up in the proper cooking order. Heat a wok over high heat.

Once hot, add the oil followed by the garlic. Stir-fry for a few seconds or just until fragrant. Add the yau choi and toss to coat with the oil and garlic. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until the leaves soften slightly. Add the oyster sauce mixture and stir-fry for another 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the vegetable is crisp yet tender. Serve immediately.


  • Karlie K
    Karlie K
    This was my first time cooking with yau choi and it was lovely!
  • Julie D
    Julie D
    Is there a substitute for the fish-less fish sauce? And can I use bokchoi or broccolini for the yau choi? thx
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hi Julie: If you are unable to locate fishless fish sauce, this Rouxbe recipe is a sure winner: I make this fish sauce for making kimchi. As for the greens, your suggestions sound delicious. Bok choi would be the best choice. Hope this helps. Cheers, Char
  • Karen M
    Karen M
    I love this fish-less sauce and make it all the time.

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