Vegan San Choy Bau

This is literally just made from the filling I created for my veg gyoza, stuffed into lettuce leaves. Could not be easier.


Approximate cost to buy everything: $25, with heaps of leftovers to make again

Will serve: about 4 people a decent meal

Time taken: 20 minutes

The protein, iron and calcium I’m not getting from meat? YEP, all three, plus a big serve of vegetables.


To serve, a large head of iceberg lettuce, leaves separated (or, do what I did and use baby cos for a cute canape serve)

The following ingredients, diced:

1/2 cup water chestnuts, drained
100g firm tofu
4 cup mushrooms
1 small onion
1/2 cup spring onion
1/4 cup coriander
1 clove garlic

The following ingredients, grated:

1 inch-long piece of ginger
1/2 a carrot

The following ingredients:

1/2 cup pine nuts
2 tbsp hoi sin sauce
2 tbsp fishless fish sauce -recipe previously
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil


In a saucepan, combine all filling ingredients and cook over medium-high heat until tender. Scoop into lettuce leaves and serve immediately.

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