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Pak Choi

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings

About the Recipe

I absolutely love pak choi as a staple to east-Asian dishes, and sometimes it deserves a spotlight feature. This dish does exactly that, and brings out the best of the green goodness of this wonder Chinese cabbage. 

- Sunni Patel, PhD

As part of the cruciferous family, pak choi is high in calcium, potassium, folate, Vits A, B3, B6, C, E and K as well as beta-carotene.

It also provides much needed fibre – essential for supporting gut health and digestive function. 


  • 4 pak choi (whole)

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 large red chilli (sliced)

  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)

  • ½ tsp brown sugar

  • ½  lime juice

  • 1tsp lime zest

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 4 tsp liquid aminos/soy sauce


Step 1

Cut the pak choi in half lengthways and steam for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a saucepan fry the chilli and garlic until softened.

Step 3

Add sugar, lime juice, zest, hoisin sauce and soy sauce and heat through for a few minutes until slightly reduced.

Step 4

Serve with the sauce poured over steamed pak choi.

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