Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stir fry baby bok choy with almond - an appropriate side dish for Chinese New Year

There are so many variation in cooking baby bok choy. Here is another variation. Quick, simple yet delicious and healthy. This makes a lovely vegetable dish for Chinese New Year if you are looking for one. Since almonds signify goods of life, it is an appropriate dish to include for the celebration.





Ingredients:
350 gm baby bok choy
¼ cup almond, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp chopped garlic
½ cube bullion chicken stock
¼ tsp sesame oil
¼ tsp ground white pepper
¾ cup water

Method:
Dissolve bullion chicken stock in ¾ cup warm water and set aside. Heat oil in wok and sauté garlic till fragrant. Add almond and stir fry till they a golden brown.  Add bok choy , chicken stock and stir fry till bok choy is limb .  Add sesame oil and ground white pepper and mix well.  Transfer to serving plate and serve hot. 

56 comments:

  1. Looks really beautiful :) And with almonds.. Vegetables with almonds taste really good :)

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  2. that's what i love about a lot of the Chinese dishes, they're so simple and quick to cook.the almonds are such a great addition as they add lovely texture to this dish. thanks for sharing, Quay Po. this sounds like a lovely dish i'd like to cook for my Dad as he really like almonds.

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  3. It looks delicious. This is the first time I saw the ingredient "baby bok choy". I don't know if I can find this in Cyprus, can we use a different kind of vegetable in this recipe?

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  4. That sounds really delicious, I like the addition of the almond - nuts go so well with leafy green vegetables...

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  5. I need to start eating more greens like bok choy...good thing to start in the new year!

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  6. I love baby bok choy! This is so lovely - I like the small amount of sesame oil - it adds so much.

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  7. What a delicious way to serve bok choy! I love the nuttiness from the almonds in this recipe!

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  8. I really loved the nuttiness in 5this preparation. Almonds & sesame oil made it for me Darling. I think you nailed the "yum". More please.

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  9. You have a wonderful blog and thank you for visiting mine!

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  10. looks really yummy! i'm tempted to try this dish! :)

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  11. Wow - that sure is a beautiful, healthy dish. Love the use of almonds for the nutty flavor and texture.

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  12. Veronica-I love bok choy, and I imagine baby bok choy is even more delicious. Such a nice combination with the almonds.
    Such a beautiful presentation!

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  13. Beautiful and colorful presentation.

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  14. Sounds really delicious and it looks great! I must try it:) Happy Tuesday
    Kisses

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  15. Thanks for taking the time off to visit my blog and leave your lovely comment:) I am glad I found your blog,I love indian chinese and now have an opportunity to try authentic chinese:) The bokchoy along with almonds sounds and looks yummy and also simple to make:)

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  16. Wow, love the idea of adding almond...it sure makes the baby bok choy looks more tempting :-)

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  17. Mmmm, this looks so good...fantastic way to serve greens! :)

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  18. I'll be doing a post on of the traditional foods of Chinese New Year and what they signify - this is a beautiful example! The almonds add texture and a delicious crunch to the bok choy.

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  19. That looks delicious Veronica :) The almonds are a nice addition.

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  20. i love bok choy and almonds! this looks delicious!

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  21. Veronica - will you come to Australia and cook for me, pretty please?? I really love all your dishes, they look mouth watering and always authentic with the best ingredients!

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  22. Medeja, Diane, Indie.Tea, Faith, Cristina, Elisabeth, Swathi, Juliana, Sara, Vina, Junia: Thank you so much for dropping by and take time to leave your comments. I treasure them and hope you see you all again soon.

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  23. Eftychia: Yes you can use other leafy green vegetables. I believe it will be as tasty.

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  24. leguan: Chinese dishes can be so complicating for some and so simple for others like stir fry. I derive joy from sharing my recipes with my friends. It makes me so happy to know that you will want to cook this for your Dad. Please send him my best regards.

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  25. Small Kucing, Jean, Diana: So happy to know you will try this recipe. It will be great if I can get a feedback from you all after tying it.

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  26. Belinda: You are right we all should eat more greens than meat.

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  27. Claudia: Me too like the small amount of sesame oil used here. That little bit of sesame oil give this dish an explosion of great flavors! Amazing!

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  28. Darling: Sure, I will cook this for you anytime:D

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  29. Kim: thanks for your kind words and I will be happy to cook for you if I am in Australia. Who knows, one day we might have cooking day at your home together or at mine. That will be fun!

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  30. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Fantastic combination!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment!

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  31. Love bok choy, and the almonds really give this stir-fry a little something special!

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  32. I've never tried frying veggie with nuts. Looks like time to do so. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Lovely blog with all yummy recipes. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments :)

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  34. Thank you so much for your kind comment on The Food Hound! I really like your blog and I agree: cultural fusion can create some pretty awesome things! I've never made anything with baby bok choy, but I've been meaning to. Love the idea to pair it with almonds, and I loved learning that almonds signify goods of life!

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  35. Hi Quay Po,
    Thanks for your message on Twitter, I'm looking forward to following you and your delicious recipes. I love bok choy and almonds. I find this dish delicious looking and am delighted to know that the almonds bring a positive symbolic meaning:-)

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  36. Hi Quay Po,
    Thanks for your message on Twitter, I'm looking forward to following you and your delicious recipes. I love bok choy and almonds. I find this dish delicious looking and am delighted to know that the almonds bring a positive symbolic meaning:-)

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  37. That looks delicious. I have a head of bok choy in the fridge that was waiting just for this recipe. Thank you for posting it just when I needed it.

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  38. The addition of almonds sure adds to the taste a lot. I love the presentation.

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  39. Dimah, Umm, The Food Hound, Pacheco Patty: You are welcome. Thank you for sharing your recipes and those lovely pictures. I will be your regular visitor:D

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  40. Cheah: You are so welcome. Before this, I did not think of that too but I am glad I did.

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  41. Kristen: Nice to see you again. I am glad this post is timely for you. Maybe I have six sense! LOL! Have wonderful weekend.

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  42. leaf: I am glad you like the combination.
    Torviewtoronto: I agree, this is a healthy dish. Can make this as often as we like to.

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  43. Katerina: Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate you taking time to visit me and give me the encouragement. Hope to see you again.

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  44. Debbie: You are very welcome. I enjoyed myself browsing your blog and thank you for checking mine out. Hope to get to know you better so do visit often.

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  45. Wow that looks really healthy and delicious! CNY is coming... stress!

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  46. A divibe & tasty sides dish! I love bok choy a lot & it is also so healthy at the same time!


    MMMMMMMM,..kisses from Brussels to you!!!

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  47. Beautiful! Simple and fresh - will definitely try this!

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  48. msihua: I understand what you mean, big holidays do this to many people.

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  49. Sophie: Nice to see you again. Kisses back!

    tigerfish: Glad you like the addition of almond and hope you will try the dish sometime soon.

    Lin Ann: I would love to hear from you after you have try the dish. Thanks for your visit. Have a great weekend and be back soon.

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  50. good idea to add in the almonds, my way of doing bok choy is one and only way, to sit fry them with some dried shrimps! in fact some restaurants are putting in macadamia nuts too for their ' loh hon chai'vege dish.

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  51. I do enjoy bok choy but never know what to do with it when I buy some... Now I have a good excuse to give it another try. This looks great!

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  52. lena: I am sure macademia nuts will be a good addition to vegetable dish.

    Hannah: Thanks and glad to know you like this way to prepare bok choy.

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