Baby Bok Choy with Garlic & Ginger Broth

Serves: 2 | Preparation Time: 5 min


  • 1 baby bok choy
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp broth or water (or 2 tablespoons broth/water + 1 tablespoon wine)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Start by trimming the stem off – don’t trim too much – just the end. Cutting the thick stem off will ensure that the bok choy cooks evenly. Separate out the leaves, keep the tender center intact and clean under running water. Drain.
Finely mince garlic and grate fresh ginger with a microplane grater.
Place wok or frying pan on your stove and pour in the cooking oil. Add the garlic and ginger.

Turn the heat to medium-high. Let the ginger and garlic gently sizzle in the oil.

When the aromatics become fragrant and light golden brown, add the bok choy leaves.

Toss very well to coat each leaf with the garlicky, gingery oil for 15 seconds. Pour in broth, water or wine. Immediately