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Pak Choi (Pechay ) Stir Fry Recipes

Pork stir fry with Carrots and Chilli Pork Recipe are easy to prepare and cook. Hope I can tempt you with these recipes which are delicious.

How to Stir Fry Pak Choi or Pechay

Pak Choi done or cooked

Pak Choi done or cooked

Adding the pak choi

Adding the pak choi

Stir frying the garlic, ginger and spring onions

Stir frying the garlic, ginger and spring onions

The ingredients for pak choi stir fry

The ingredients for pak choi stir fry

Roasted pork chops with carrots and stir fried Pak Choi

Roasted pork chops with carrots and stir fried Pak Choi

Roasted pork chop with stir fried pak choi

Roasted pork chop with stir fried pak choi

Pechay or Pak Choi - It is called flowering pechay

Pechay or Pak Choi - It is called flowering pechay

Lone Pak Choi

Lone Pak Choi

This is a mustard plant

This is a mustard plant

Pak Choi with mixed salad leaves

Pak Choi with mixed salad leaves

Baby Pak Chois

Baby Pak Chois

Pak choi stir fries

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

5 min

10 min

serves two people

Different Ways of Pak Choi Stir Fry

Pechay or Pak Choi is a very good source of good nutrients to include in our diet. It taste delicious as well to add to home made soups. In the Philippines, a lot of farmers grow this vegetable like my parents. When I was a child, I sometimes get feed up eating it because back then I don't realise how nutritious it is. But now I always include it in my food. I save a lot of money as well growing it myself.

Pak choi is so expensive in the supermarket so I grow it myself. Pak choi is so easy to grow and you can grow this anywhere in the garden, in tubs or containers. Pak choi is also good for vegetarians. Just omit the meat or fish in my recipes and just stir fry it with garlic and add soy sauce to give it flavour.

There are so many ways of cooking this vegetable. Let me give you some of my own recipes using pak choi:

PAK CHOI Stir fry on its own (good for vegetarians)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 bunches of pak choi
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. of cooking oil or butter
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • a little bit of salt and black pepper
  • 2 pieces spring onions
  • a small slice of ginger(optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce

It will only take 5 minutes to cook Pechay or Pak Choi and 5 minutes to prepare:

  • Wash, drain and cut the Pechay or Pak Choi into an inch in lengths or you can leave it whole especially when you use it for stews, casserole or soups.
  • Slice the garlic into thin ones
  • Heat the cooking oil or butter in a wok or frying pan
  • When hot add the garlic, spring onions and ginger and stir until brown a little bit
  • Add the Pechay or pak choi and stir until soft, then add salt and pepper, oyster sauce and the soy sauce
  • Taste it if it needs more soy sauce or not

That is how I stir fry the pak choi on its own. Then you can either use it as a side dish, a meal on it's own accompanied by rice or you can add any left over meat with it like chicken, beef, pork, or fish. If you are using soy sauce you don't have to put salt.


PAK CHOI stir fry with tinned SARDINES:

Ingredients:

Same as the above recipe plus tinned sardines and 2 fresh tomatoes

Here is how to stir fry with sardines:

  • Wash, drain and cut the pak choi into an inch in lengths
  • Slice the garlic thinly and cut the tomatoes into four
  • Open the tinned sardines
  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan
  • When hot add garlic and ginger, when brown add the tomatoes and stir fry until soft
  • Add the soy sauce and salt and pepper
  • Add the pechay or pak choi, sardines and stir fry for a couple of minutes until soft
  • Taste and enjoy it with rice or potatoes if you prefer

I prefer to eat this dish with rice. It takes only ten to fifteen minutes to cook this dish. It is good for a quick supper dish really.


PAK CHOI is also tasty with chicken

STIR Fried chicken with Pak Choi:

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches of pak choi
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil or butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a bowl of sliced cooked chicken
  • A small slice of ginger

METHOD:

  • wash, cut and dry the Pak Choi
  • Slice the garlic thinly
  • cut the chicken into small pieces
  • Heat the wok or frying pan
  • When hot, add the garlic and fry (can add ginger if you like)
  • Add the chicken, soy sauce and stir fry for 5 minutes
  • Add the salt and pepper and taste if it is okay
  • Now your chicken and pak choi stir fry is ready.

Enjoy this with plain rice or potatoes or as you like. I hope you will try some of this easy and very simple recipes for Pak Choi. Sometimes instead of using salt I use vegetable or chicken stock cube to flavour the Pak choi. Pak Choi is a very bland vegetable unless mixed with meat or other veg or fish. I also use Pak Choi for beef stir fry as well. If you are on a diet, this is a very good vegetable to have.

Pak Choi Recipes

Pak choi recipes

  • How To Plant Pechay (Pak Choi) Vegetable
    Pak Choi is the easiest vegetable anyone can grow in their back garden either on the ground, on a pot, on a planter or anywhere there is space. It is good for beef stew and stir fries.

Pak Choi Seeds

© 2013 Linda Bryen

Pak choi Recipe Comments

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on July 17, 2018:

Gregory, i like pak choi a lot and it is expensive to buy them here in England so i grow them myself. Glad to know you like Filipino food. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

Gregory DeVictor from Pittsburgh, PA on July 17, 2018:

Linda, thank you for a very enlightening article. Until I read your hub, I had no idea what pak choi was. Your pak choi stir fries sounds especially appetizing. I’ve eaten Filipino cuisine in the past and really liked it.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on June 15, 2013:

Add the sardines when the pak choi is nearly done or add it when you put the pak choi in.

Brianr on June 15, 2013:

When do you add the sardines?

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on June 13, 2013:

Thank you, toknowinfo for visiting my hub about Pak choi stir fry. Yes Pak Choi or bok choy has so many names but they are all the same. It is nice to know that you like this vegetable as well. We grow these a lot in the Philippines but even here in England I grow them as well. Because they are so pricy in the shops, I thought it would be better if I grow them.

toknowinfo on June 13, 2013:

I call it Bok Choy, and it is one of my favorite oriental vegetables. Thanks for the great tips and easy to follow recipes. I learned more than I knew before. I appreciate you sharing your recipe ideas.

Linda Bryen (author) from United Kingdom on June 01, 2013:

Thank you for stopping by peachpurple, I'm glad you like my pak choi stir fries and photos.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 01, 2013:

thanks for sharing your recipe. I love pak choy stir fry too. Goes well with white rice and meaty dishes. Your photos look so tempting to me. Will try your recipe tomorrow. Voted useful