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Yu Choy Sum in a simple garlic oil and soy sauce dressing.

Yu Choy Sum

Tender crisp blanched Yu Choy Sum in a simple garlic oil and soy sauce dressing. Just a handful of ingredients and only minutes to prepare.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: yu chai, yu choy sum
Servings: 4
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Linda Ooi


  • 1 lb choy sum (also known as yu chai) (450g)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • Wash and drain choy sum thoroughly. Trim 1 inch off the end of the stalks. Cut off each leave from the stalk and then cut the leave into 2 or 3 bite size pieces, about 2 to 3 inches in length. Cut the top part of the remaining stalk into bite size pieces as well. Stems and leaves should preferably be separated.
  • Place vegetable oil, sesame oil, and minced garlic in a small microwave proof dish and microwave for 1½ minutes on high. Remove and add soy sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add choy sum stalks for 10 seconds followed by the leaves. Remove with a metal strainer as soon as they turn a bright green color. This should take approximately 2 minutes.
  • Alternatively, choy sum can also be placed in a large microwave proof bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  • Place choy sum in a large bowl. Press vegetables with strainer to remove excessive water. Pour garlic soy dressing over vegetables. Mix well and serve immediately.
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Calories: 62kcal
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