Spicy Garlic Bok Choy is an Asian-inspired side dish is on your table in less than 15 minutes and packs a flavor punch.
1 teaspoon sambek oelek chili paste
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 stalk fresh lemongrass, cut into 2-inch pieces and julienned
5–6 large garlic cloves, cut in half lengthwise
2 Thai chiles, finely chopped and divided
6 baby bok choy, sliced in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
In a small bowl, stir together the chili paste, ginger, oyster sauce, soy sauce, water, and brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
In a wok over high heat, add the sesame oil.
When the oil is hot and shimmering, and the lemongrass, garlic, and half of the Thai chiles.
Stir-fry until the garlic is aromatic, about 1 minute.
Add the bok choy and stir to coat with the oil in the wok.
Pour in the soy sauce mixture and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.
Cover the wok and simmer for 3 – 5 minutes or until the stalks of the bok choy are tender-crisp. Don’t overcook. You want the stalks to have a bit of a bite.
Lie the bok choy on a serving platter.
Spoon the sauce, garlic, and lemongrass over the bok choy.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds and remaining Thai chiles over top.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stir-fry
- Cuisine: Asian
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