Sung Choy Bow

March 15, 2013

Sung Choy Bow

“Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you 
~ fresh markets, various spices.
It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.”
 G. Garvin

Totally agree... 100 percent with Chef Garvin's quote, when it comes to Sung Choy Bow.
No exciting a matter of fact, Sung Choy Bow looks rather dull ...everything seems to be in the shades of orangey-brown...pardon me if I say ~ its in the 'Boring' food category. oopsie...

We had been having Sung Choy Bow every year on either Chinese New Year's eve or on the 15th day of CNY celebration... and every year I would snapped a photo or two... but it never made it here.....
...however dull or boring it may be... as it turned out.... photographing Sung Choy Bow was a real  'pain'...mind boggling and challenging...
well, to me, it is!!. sorry peeps, hope you will not be discouraged by my *trying very hard*  thus failed attempt, to make Sung Choy Bow a drool worthy dish...

Tasty and delicious Sung Choy Bow

What Sung Choy Bow lacks in look ... it made up in taste.
This is one food, that you MUST NOT feast with your eyes... It is the food that you MUST order to appreciate the light crisp bite.

I confess ... I could eat this all day ... all week  ....I stop at all month...hehehe

Have a great weekend and take care Peeps

Lisa H.xox 

note : 
- if neither fresh or frozen yam bean can be found near you, then substitute with bamboo shoots.
- always taste before adding salt ... 

Sung Choy Bow

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1 carrot julienne
2 packets of frozen yam bean (use fresh yam bean if you can find some) - julienne
300 g mince chicken
1 can of water chestnut (or 10 frozen / 10 fresh) - diced
5 chinese mushroom - thinly sliced 
1 tablespoon corn flour mix with 1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoon of light soya sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 cloves of garlic- smashed
white pepper
a dash sesame oil 
salt to taste
  1. Mix mince chicken with water chestnuts, light soya sauce, oyster sauce.Set aside. 
  2. Saute the garlic with 2 tablespoon of cooking oil for 1 minute. 
  3. Add the mince chicken mix and give it a quick stir until the chicken is cook through. 
  4. Add carrots and chinese mushrooms.Stir for few minutes. 
  5. Add Yam bean. 
  6. Season with white pepper, salt. 
  7. Stir for 5 minutes then add cornflour mix. 
  8. Stir fry until the sauce thickens. 
  9. Set aside to cool.
  10. Serve in lettuce cups.


  1. No mather what.. Still look yummy to me.. :b

  2. That is a dish I love! Marvelous.

    That quote is great! True.



    1. Thanks Rosa :)
      The quote is applicable to most of my Asian culinary adventure ;P

  3. Something new to me and am loving it!

    1. Thanks Love...
      Our learn from one another, right?

  4. Love it. But BTW where can I get frozen yam bean?

    1. Thank you Marsita...
      If you are in Msia, you can easily find fresh yam bean in the market. Its also known as sengkuang or turnip :)

  5. i thought you captured the essence of this dish really well, lisa ~ nicely light and crisp! ^^ if only i could reach out for one across the screen! ^^

    1. awww thank Hui :)
      but still I wasn't happy with this shot :(

  6. Looks real yummy wrapped in the san choy. Any left over can make steamed vege pau....oooh cant say vege pau because have mince chicken.....hehehhehe...

    1. LOL... we just omit the mince chicken then ;P

  7. Hi Lisa, just stumbled on your beautiful blog, everything looks delicious. Same color foods can be a pain to photograph, but you've done a great job, these little cups look very cute.

    1. Thank you Gourmantine for visiting me in my kitchen :)

  8. once I saw the title, i bookmarked it already because sung choy bow is my bf's favorite and he keeps bugging me to make it. now i finally have a good recipe to try it with :)

  9. What are you talking about Lisa. I was looking at your photos and making me want to eat this. So beautiful! I tried to imagine how I would take this picture... I think my photos won't look even nice. You did such a great job and I can feel from photos how delicious this is! I'm your photography fan - always! :)

  10. Hi Lisa, very sedaplicious ley... ada masak lebih tak? Pass sikit sini. LOL
    Nice click.

    Have a nice day.

  11. Your photo looks appetising enough! You are just too hard on yourself. :)

  12. Easy and lovely dish, will always be my favourite.. cepat dimasak sedap dimakan.. eh, tak tau pasai pa suddenly teringat ni pulak..