Herbies Spices Recipes

San Choy Bow

This Chinese dish has found itself very much at home in Australian kitchens, popular with adults and children alike.

At a glance
Chicken & Pork

40mL dark soy sauce
40mL Chinese rice wine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon Herbie’s Spices Chinese Five Spice
20mL peanut or canola oil
250g lean minced pork
250g minced chicken
2 teaspoons each ginger and garlic, minced
4 dried shitake mushrooms, soaked in ½ cup hot water
3 shallots, sliced finely on diagonal
150g water chestnuts, chopped
150g bamboo shoots, finely chopped
30mL water from soaked mushrooms
8 iceberg lettuce ‘cups’, washed and drained
2 teaspoons Herbie’s Spices Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Combine soy, rice wine, sesame oil and five spice in a bowl.
  2. Heat canola oil in wok, add minced meat and brown well.
  3. Add ginger, garlic and vegetables and stir fry 2-3 minutes, adding mushroom liquid if catching.
  4. Add soy mixture and stir until heated through.
  5. Spoon into lettuce cups, 2 per person, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Additional Tips
The spices are all-important in achieving the true flavour of this dish.  A great way to get the kids to help in the kitchen!