Spicy Stir-fry Chinese Cabbage

Spicy Stir-fry Chinese Cabbage

Chile paste adds heat to this stir-fry made with green onions and Chinese cabbage (also called Napa Cabbage or by its Chinese name, Sui Choy).
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Rinse the cabbage and pat dry. Remove the leaves and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Finely chop the garlic. Rinse the green onion and cut into 1-inch lengths.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the wok and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the chile paste. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the garlic. Stir-fry for a few seconds until fragrant, and then add the cabbage.
  3. Step 3

    Stir-fry the cabbage for 1 minute, splashing with the rice wine or dry sherry and stirring in the salt.
  4. Step 4

    Add the water. Turn down the heat, cover, and simmer the cabbage for 3 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Turn the heat back to medium-high. Stir in the sugar and green onion. Stir in the soy sauce if desired.
  6. Step 6

    Push the cabbage to the sides of the wok. Give the cornstarch and water mixture a quick stir and add it in the middle, stirring quickly to thicken. Cook briefly to mix everything together. Serve hot.