Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce


I like to serve this garlic bok choy with grilled shrimp and steamed rice. For variety, I sometimes add a little lemon zest just before serving. Bok choy is one of my favorite vegetables. Its slightly bitter taste is complemented by the sweetness of the sauce in this recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound bok choy

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  1. Trim ends from bok choy and discard. Chop bok choy, keeping white stems and green leaves separate. Rinse, then spin or pat dry.

  2. Stir water, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and pepper flakes together in a bowl.

  3. Heat both oils together in a wok over medium-high heat. Add bok choy stems and stir-fry until they start to turn pale green, 2 to 3 minutes. Add bok choy leaves and stir-fry until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.

  4. Pour sauce into the wok and return to the stovetop over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened slightly, about 3 minutes.

  5. Pour sauce over bok choy and toss lightly to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 52mg 258%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 308mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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