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San Choy Bow more like San Choy WOW, this crowd pleaser will leave you with empty plates at dinner time.

Pork San Choy Bow

April 1, 2022

  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP TIME: 10 min
  • COOKNIG TIME: 10 min


  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup san choy bow sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 12-16 baby cos lettuce leaves, trimmed and chilled
  • Shredded carrot, to serve
  • Coriander leaves (optional), to serve

Quick San Choy Bow sauce

  •  1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons salt reduced soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons caster sugar or honey (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes until tender.
  2. Add pork. Cook, breaking up the mince, for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. If preparing homemade sauce combine all ingredients listed in a bowl. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  4. Add san choy bow sauce. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-6 minutes until hot and bubbling.
  6. Spoon pork mixture into lettuce cups.
  7. Sprinkle with shredded carrot and coriander (if using) and serve.


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