Oyster sauce was said to originate in Guandong Province, China. In 1888, it was accidentally invented by Lee Kum Sheung when he lost track of the time while he was cooking oysters. He suddenly smelled something with such a strong aroma and when he lifted the pot lid, he saw that what used to be a clear oyster soup had become a brownish, thick sauce with a delightful delicious taste. Since then, his invention, the Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce became a tremendous hit with the natives. Soon after, many dishes were created using this sauce. One of the truly delectable dishes you can enjoy a taste of is the Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce Recipe. Bok Choy is one of the well-loved vegetables blended with Oyster Sauce has actually become one of the favorite Filipino Recipes in the Philippines and has been present in festivities and ordinary meal time.
Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce Recipe Preparation
It’s very easy to prepare and cook the Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce Recipe because aside from having just a few ingredients, it’s more enjoyable to eat the vegetable if it’s not overcooked. This may be a Chinese dish but you can add some ingredients to have a Filipino twist on it. It will actually take only Ten (10) minutes to prepare and cook it so you can even consider it as one of the fastest meals. As always, make sure to buy the freshest Bok Choy to ensure a best-tasting dish.
Check it out if there are no dry parts or bites on the leaves. Of course, you also have to buy the best brand of oyster sauce. Bok Choy, on its own, is already a tasty vegetable. You can even just steam it and it’s ready to eat. But if you want a more special dish for your family or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, you should try this recipe and they will have a truly happy tummy. The sweet and distinct taste of oyster and the crisp of the half-cooked Bok Choy is more than worth trying.
- 4 bunches of baby Bok Bhoy or Broccoli
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 3-1/2 tbsp. oyster sauce
- A pinch of sugar
- 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. olive oil or sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- Combine Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Rice Vinegar, and the Sugar in a bowl and then set aside.
- Heat oil in a skillet over high heat.
- When it simmers, add garlic, then Bok Choy and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
- Add 2 tbsp. of water in the skillet then cover it.
- Allow cooking for 3 minutes or until Bok Choy has softened.
- Remove Bok Choy from the skillet and place it on a platter.
- Drizzle the prepared sauce over the vegetables.
- Serve with hot rice and Enjoy!
Servings and Health Benefits:
Serving this with a cup of hot steamed rice will make it all the more mouth-watering. Not only the vegetarians will love this but also those that don’t eat many veggies because of the wonderful taste that oyster sauce had added to the lusciousness of the Bok Choy. The kiddos might start loving vegetables once they get to taste this. The Bok Choy in Oyster Sauce Recipe isn’t only for the hungry tummy but it’s also nice to know that it is also loaded with vitamins and minerals.
It’s very high in iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium. It’s also loaded with vitamins A & C and B6. There’s also zero cholesterol in this recipe so what else can be asked for? Imagine getting to consume a very appetizing meal without feeling the usual guilt when eating other dishes that are bad for the body. This Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce Recipe can be served weekly so you can start making your family enjoy healthy eating. Question regarding the recipe? Comment below or visit Recipe ni Juan’s, Facebook Page. Salamat po.