Lunch & Dinner

San Choy Bou Recipe with Nori

San Choy Bou Recipe with Nori

This San Choy Bou Recipe with Nori is an easy, show stopping starter, or can be served as a light lunch or dinner. Adding nori to the meal adds some beautiful umami flavour.

Serves 4

Prep time 30 minutes


  • 3 Baby Cos lettuce heads
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2cm ginger (minced)
  • 1/3 cup fresh spring onion (chopped)
  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 can water chestnuts (chopped)
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp nori seaweed
  • 1 tsp chilli seaweed and sesame seasoning


  1. Wash baby cos lettuce and separate each leaf individually, these will be used as little bowls for the mince.
  2. Heat frying pan/wok until hot then add vegetable oil, garlic, and ginger and fry for 1 minute. Add the mince and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, water chestnuts, and mirin. Stir-fry for a few more minutes or until it is heated through. Place beansprouts and spring onion in the frying pan for another minute.
  4. Spoon pork mixture into lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with nori and chilli sesame and seaweed seasoning for extra taste.


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