Choy Sum with Minced Pork and Shiitake Sauce

For the second day of featuring minced meat, let’s do something different. This time I will be using minced meat to make a sauce in a kind of free style cooking. I guess we are all familiar to the blanched Asian greens served with oyster sauce on top, but there are also several variations of this dish. In Malaysia, they serve it with sambal and in Philippines we serve it with bagoong. These are already very common. I wanted to try something new. I experimented on creating a new type of sauce for this delicious and healthy greens and I call it, Minced Pork and Shiitake Sauce.

How about you do you have any other ways of serving Asian greens?


1 bunch choy sum or any Asian greens
1/2 cup minced pork
3 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms, hydrated and sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small shallot, finely chopped
3 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 cup water, from rehydrated mushroom
1 heaping tsp cornstarch
2 tsp sesame oil
fried garlic
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Blanch greens in boiling water and rinse it with cold running water to maintain green colour. Set this aside.
  2. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and shallots.
  3. Add minced pork and cook until light brown in colour.
  4. Add shiitake mushrooms and stir fry for a minute.
  5. Mix well together water, light soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine and cornstarch then pour on the wok. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  6. Add sesame oil then season with salt if needed.
  7. Place cooked greens on a plate then pour sauce on top. Sprinkle with fried garlic then serve.


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  1. What a great idea Raymund.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Jasline says:

    This looks really good, the meat sauce is similar to a Chinese noodle dish (zha jiang mian) I always cook, with black vinegar added in it. I love my greens in oyster sauce and a drizzle of shallot oil. Slurps!

  3. Kristy says:

    This sounds good to me! 🙂

  4. Judy says:

    I haven’t ever tried Asian greens, but now I want to.

  5. That looks so good. Oh how I miss Asian greens which were so easy to buy in London 🙁

  6. What a lovely dish!! I love the braised Asian greens topped with flavorful pork. Yum!

  7. I have never made anything with minced meat. This looks fantastic!

  8. A simple and nice Chinese dish. Can I have a bowl of white rice please? Hehe…

  9. Lovely Recipe Raymund…
    I like choy-sum, I am thinking I will make this with beef mince….

  10. this is all new to me! I am only familiar with pretty simple ways of preparing greens.

  11. foodjaunts says:

    That’s a great idea – combining minced pork and shiitakes to top off some greens. I’m super traditional with them – I either stir-fry them or do the oyster sauce so I’ll have to remember this for the next time I make some Asian style greens

  12. Love a good green vegetable with a touch of meat. Yum!

  13. michael says:

    Hi, should the chinese cooking wine be a white or red type? are there any good subsitutes? Thanks.

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