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Oyster Sauce Vegetables with Fried Shallots

Oyster Sauce Vegetables Recipe

Oyster Sauce Vegetables with Fried Shallots

You only need to cook the vegetables in boiling water for about 10 seconds. If this is your first time blanching vegetables, they may not look like they are cooked to you by sight, so do not overcook the vegetables.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 1 min


  • 400g baby bok choy (xiao bai cai, 小白菜)
  • 2 tbsp of fried shallots in shallot oil - see base recipe here

(A) Oyster Sauce Mixture (mix well in small bowl until sugar is dissolved)

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  1. Prepare fried shallots & shallot oil using the recipe here.
  2. Boil a large pot of water with 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil added. When the water is boiling, add baby boy choy and blanch for approximately 10 seconds. I
  3. Assemble cooked greens on a serving plate and top the vegetables with fried shallots, shallot oil and oyster sauce mixture.

Noob Cook Tip

  1. It is recommended to cook a big batch of fried shallots and use it for all kinds of Chinese dishes, rather than prepare a small amount just to make this dish. The fried shallots keeps for at least a week.
  2. For ease of eating, you can trim the ends of the blanched baby boy choy and then cut them to approximately 3 sections lengthwise.
  3. You can use other greens such as baby kailan. It will take a slightly longer time to blanch them. Add 1 tsp of sugar to the boiling water since kailan is slightly bitter.

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11 Responses to “Oyster Sauce Vegetables with Fried Shallots”

  1. food-4tots — August 13, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    What a co-incidence! I just made it today upon my son’s request as xiao bai chai is his favourite. ;)


  2. Little Corner of Mine — August 13, 2011 @ 1:00 am

    Looks great! I like to serve it this way too.


  3. tigerfish — August 13, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    Fried shallots and shallot oil is my go-to when I stir-fry vegetables and I don’t even miss the oyster sauce, seriously.

    Enjoy your vacation. :)


  4. daphne — August 14, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Oh yes! with fresh fried shallots as well. You are so good in reminding me the classic.


  5. Robert Misner — August 14, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    I love when you can take such simple ingredients and turn them into something that seems so out of the ordinary. Great recipe!


  6. Yummy Bakes — August 15, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    Another of my favourite veg. Thanks for sharing.


  7. HoppingHammy — August 22, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    Looks delicious! I would certainly try this dish…..if someone else cooked it for me haha! :P


  8. Jess — December 9, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    Hi. Where u bought the bowl for putting the shallots?nice


    • wiffy replied: — December 26th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

      Hi, I bought it from a neighbourhood shop (can’t remember which one) selling random Chinese utensils, cookware and cutlery.



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