I love experimenting with new food. New cuisines, new recipes for familiar food, tweaking recipes I already know – experimentation is always good.
Sometimes experiments don’t work, but sometimes they result in such delicious food! Like this garlic bok choy with mushrooms 🙂
K and I were shopping at Nature’s basket one weekend and I spotted this Bok Choy on the shelf. I enjoy eating bok choy but had never cooked with it before. I picked it up on an impulse and told myself I would cook it for dinner that night. I love Asian food and am always looking for new recipes to try and skills to learn.
The flavours that I know work with bok choy are garlic and salt. Easy peasy. But I felt that I needed to add something else. Mushrooms could work, right?
I read up on how to cook bok choy, via a recipe on a malaysian food website. It was really useful in terms of how to prep the vegetable. Once you wash it, chop the base and then cut it length wise – this makes it super easy to cook.
I used a very simple garlic stir fry recipe and the dish turned out to be pretty darn good! We had it with fried rice, but you can have it with noodles or even as is.
This is an extremely simple, healthy, delicious dish which comes together in no time at all. I guarantee it will leave you wanting more 🙂
Garlic Bok Choy with Mushrooms
200g mushrooms – sliced
200g Bok Choy
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp oyster sauce
salt to taste
- Wash and slice the mushrooms. Prep the bok choy by washing well, cutting the stems and slicing length wise. Each leaf can be slice into 2 or 3 strips.
- Heat oil in a pan and add garlic powder. Once slightly brown, add the mushrooms.
- Cook the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes till they soften.
- Add the bok choy and mix. Season with salt, pepper and oyster sauce.
- Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Serve hot with rice or noodles. It’s a great snack as is too 🙂