Bok Choy and Bacon in Tomato Sauce

I guess by now if you have been reading this blog for a while you know that I am always in a hunt for a good green leafy vegetable dish hence if there is an opportunity to try them out, I will, and I will cook them as soon as I saw it. Today I think I exhausted all the good vegetable recipes out there, and I don’t want to recycle my old vegetable recipes so for today we are creating one.

I just finished cooking some grilled pork, now I am looking for an idea on what to pair it with, so I opened the vegetable bin and saw this bunch of bok choy. Usually I will just blanch them in hot boiling water then serve it with a garlicky oyster sauce but today I am in the creative mood. I want something saucy since the grilled pork is dry so I cooked my bok choy with some chopped tomatoes which I have in the pantry, then flavoured it with bacon and anchovies which ended up in this creation, Bok Choy and Bacon in Tomato Sauce.

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Bok Choy and Bacon in Tomato Sauce

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


  • 2 bunches bok choy, chopped
  • 200 g bacon scraps, roughly chopped
  • 1 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp bagoong monamon
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil


  1. In a wok add oil then cook bacon until golden brown and crispy. Remove the bacon then set aside.
  2. Using the same wok, sauté garlic and onions.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, bagoong monamon, dried basil and dried oregano, bring it to a boil then simmer in low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped bok choy bring back to a boil then simmer for 5 more minutes.
  5. Bring back the bacon then simmer for 2 more minutes.
  6. Season with salt (if needed) and freshly ground black pepper then serve.



4 Responses

  1. You had me at bacon, a little scared at anchovies but willing to give it a try, looks great!

  2. suituapui says:

    Interesting ingredients. I really wonder what that tastes like.

  3. We love bok choy and this looks really good. I’ve never tried anything quite like it. 🙂

  4. mjskitchen says:

    My bok choy is SO boring compared to this! This looks delicious!

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