Sung Choi Bao of Pork

Sung Choi Bao or San Choi Bao is a dish made out of seasoned stir fried pork, chicken or beef; wrapped in a lettuce leaf then served with a savoury sweet sauce. This Asian style wrap is commonly served as an entree in Chinese cuisine, furthermore, it is also known for its simple but good combination of textures and flavours as it offers a crispness from the lettuce and a hint of sweetness from the sauce.

Ingredients (Sung Choi Bao)

500g minced pork
4 dried shitake mushrooms, rehydrated and finely chopped
6 pcs water chestnuts, finely chopped
1 stalk spring onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 long red chilli, chopped
2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
white pepper
iceberg lettuce head

Ingredients (Dipping Sauce)

3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp warm water
1/2 tsp chilli sauce


  1. Mix together Chinese cooking wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, salt and white pepper.
  2. In a bowl, put minced pork, chilli, mushroom, water chestnuts and spring onions. Add the sauce mixture and mix well together. Set aside for about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat up a wok then add oil. Sauté garlic, add the pork mixture then stir fry until pork is cooked.
  4. Place a big spoonful of mixture in the middle of a lettuce leaf, then do the rest for the remaining cooked pork, serve with sauce.

17 Responses

  1. nors says:

    intsik na instik pre ha….sarap nyan

  2. Interesting recipe! My mom would like the fact that this has lettuce – she’s a sucker for salads. haha I can imagine myself eating this with rice though! hahaha

  3. That looks soooo good! I’m making this! Thank you.

  4. I love the way you present this.
    🙂 Mandy

  5. Yes, it is the sweet, spice, and textures that made me fall in love with lettuce wraps — so good!

  6. Joanne says:

    Oh YUMMMMM!!!! I love lettuce cups…those look amazing.

  7. Eri says:

    Pretty Easy, and very nice presentation!

  8. nancyc says:

    That looks really good and healthy!

  9. We love lettuce wraps around here. Looks great!

  10. Kristy says:

    This is one of those meals I would be nervous to try, but would end up loving. I mean the list of ingredients is full of things I really enjoy. I should give this a try. 🙂

  11. I’ve never had a lettuce wrap, not even a vegetarian one!

  12. Heaven, I really enjoy lettuce wraps. But now I remember that I should have bought Hoisin sauce in London last week and forgot to do so 🙁

  13. another leaf wrapper other than banana… nice..

  14. One of my favourite pork recipes for sure! From your pictures I gather you are really good at separating those lettuce cups…

  15. foodjaunts says:

    Ooo yummy! I love lettuce wraps in all forms – Chinese, Thai, etc. (And yes I count lumpia sariwa as a kind of lettuce wrap). The specs of red with the brown against the green lettuce looks amazing!

  16. I always love this dish because you have to eat it with your hands and you always make a mess with all the filling spilling out 🙂

  17. Yum,I love this dish.

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