San Choy Bow (Lettuce Cups)

San Choy Bow, or lettuce cups as most of you will know, is a Chinese cuisine that has become very popular over the past few years with many households having their own recipe that is comprised of very much the same ingredients with an array of different spices and vegetables mixed and matched to create a more personalised experience.

The key difference and also why these are so popular among many is the use of any minced protein you deem fit. Originally in China pigeon minces were wrapped inside a lettuce leaf. However, in Australia, the pigeon mince has been substituted for mainly pork minces but can can be switched up for your favourite lean beef mince, chicken mince or lamb mince if you so desire.

San Choy Bow is also a very easy and extremely satisfying dish that is both fun to cook and eat, which can be personalised further with your own garnishes or favourite sauces drizzled on top.

For this recipe we have chosen some traditional flavours accompanied by our own additions that we feel really brings out the best in this amazing dish, while keeping it simple for the first time cooks who want to know what all the fuss is about.

San Choy Bow Ingredients

All of these ingredients are very easy to find at your local supermarket with some being everyday items you may already have in your cupboard.

Lettuce Cup Ingredients

See above for a rough guide on how each ingredient should be sliced or diced.

Anyway, enough about the dish, lets get cooking!