Friday, March 18, 2011

Bok Choy and Portabella Mushrooms

I read some methods of cooking bok choy, and then decided to mix it up with some portabella mushrooms. I have to say I was not disappointed. I am skeptical about buying new vegetables and trying them at home. Alternatively, if it’s from a restaurant, I am more receptive. Since Chinese cuisine is one of my favorites, I decided to go out and pick up some Chinese cabbage, fancy mushrooms, and sprouts. So the first one to make the list was bok choy, and I am glad about this decision.


Sautéing was the first option, but then I added some vegetable stock to make it wet. I like this since I can eat it even with plain rice. It will also be a great accompaniment with a meat dinner.

Bok Choy and Mushrooms

When trying new vegetables or meats, I try to stick with familiar flavors to begin with. Even though pairing every vegetable or meat with the same flavor may not be the right approach, when it’s Chinese cuisine I hope you will agree ginger and garlic won’t be too wrong. Also, ginger and garlic is a personal favorite so I decided to go all out and try.

Bok choy and Mushrooms

Bok choy and mushrooms flavored with soyabean sauce, chilies, ginger and garlic. I hope you will enjoy this simple dish. A simple dish, but the earthy mushrooms and bok choy will make you forget how simple, and every mouthful will be a delight. I have used portabella mushrooms, which according to me, is far superior in taste from the regular white ones.
This dish is spicy hot!

Baby Bok Choy - 5, split in two
Baby Portabella Mushrooms - 20, split in two or four
White vinegar - 2 Tbspn
Water - 2 Tbspn
Dry Red Chilies - 6
Garlic - 3 – 4 cloves
Ginger - ½ inch piece
Shallots - 2
Soya Bean Sauce - 2 Tbspn (you may add more if you want to make the taste prominent)
Vegetable Stock - ¼ cup
Oil - 1 Tbspn
Salt - to taste
Sesame Seeds - 1 tspn or if you like more you may toast and add 2 tspn full.


1. Mix white vinegar and water in a small bowl
2. Soak chilies, ginger and garlic in this mixture for at least an hour
3. Drain and grind this to a coarse paste with a pestle and mortar
4. Heat 1 Tbspn of oil in a wok or pan wide enough to stir the bok choy and mushrooms
5. Add the ground mixture and stir for a minute or two or until the chilies and garlic release their cooked aroma. Add bok choy and mushrooms and sauté
6. When edges of the bok choy turn light brown, add soyabean sauce and stir for a minute
7. Add vegetable stock, close and cook till bok choy is tender. This will not take long since we have already sautéed the vegetables.
8. Toast sesame seeds and sprinkle before serving.

Contributor: sunitha


  1. nice crisp pics...
    never really bought bok choy. like u mentioned i end up trying a whole lotts stuff at restaurants than at home...just 2 be on the safer side :)

  2. Hey very beautiful pics...Never tried bok choy...your recipe looks nice..


  3. HAve never tried bok choy, they look so cute chilli and garlic pic are class!

  4. looks wonderful delicious combination

  5. I have tried bokchoy in home, this combo looks wonderful.

  6. wonderful Pics...lovely dish with Bok choy

  7. bouchou and mushroom dish looks drooooolworthy soya sauce...mmmmm...and lovely pics...

  8. Feel like finishing that whole bowl,very inviting..

  9. Wonderful combo..looks very inviting,beautiful pictures dear.

  10. looks absolutely mouthwatering..yum n delicious...

  11. very nice pics...looks really yummy !

  12. That bowl looks so inviting !! nice combination. And very beautiful pictures. Happy Holi !!

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Happy Holi!!!! Those pic looks just awesome...

  14. yumm, looks delicious, good thing got some bok choy in the fridge , was wondering what to do with it.

  15. love the first click a lot with the ingredients. great recipe too

  16. Awesome click on the vegetables...bok chouy luks cute

  17. Bokchoy looks so yumm and tasty very tempting !!! first time here love your space...Happy to follow you!!!

  18. Wonderfully prepared. Looks so yummy.

  19. Stunning pics and tasty dish too.

  20. Bok choy or any other chinese greens are always our favourite! That too with mushrooms..

    Pass me some now dear...waiting with a plate of rice here! :D

  21. amazing click dear recipe also nice

  22. Never tried bok choy but seems a perfect delicious recipe!
    Happy Holi to you and all your loved ones!

  23. wow...awesome photography and looks very delicious..:)

  24. I saw mashroom the last time in a supermarket. I open the door of the fridge and then closed it as I do not know how to cook mashrooms.

    This recipe seems worth trying... need to find what baby bok choy is :)

  25. Looks delicious and tempting.
    Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.

  26. Beautiful pics chech!!!!
    love mushrooms , but I am yet to try bok choy though...

  27. Very nice dish and beautiful clicks..So I picked u as one of my fvrt bloggers.. Mentioned in my last post.



  28. amazing clicks....the dish looks very tempting!
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