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Yu Choy drizzled with a spicy sauce

Easy Spicy Chinese Yu Choy!

If you are after a super quick, easy, delicious, and healthy side dish, look no further! Run, don't walk, to your local Asian market and get some Yu Choy so that you can enjoy this dish!
Prep Time 9 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3 people


  • large pan for blanching


  • ½ lb yu choy
  • ½ ts salt to add to the water when blanching the yu choy

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Spicy Chili Crisp (or your favorite Asian Chili oil)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 ts hot sesame oil can sub regular sesame oil
  • pepper to taste (white is preferred but can use black)


  • Combine the sauce ingredients (everything except the Yu Choy and salt) in a small bowl. Set aside.
    spicy chili sauce in a glass bowl with some in a spoon
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add ½ ts salt. Wash the yu choy well, and then blanch it in the water for 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes depending on how tender you want your dish to be and how thick the stalks are.  Drain using tongs, allowing the water to drip off the vegetables.  
    Yu choy held by some tongs so that it can drain
  • Place on a plate and drizzle the spicy sauce over the Yu Choy!
    Yu Choy drizzled with spicy sauce on a colorful platter


You definitely don't want to overdo the blanching. Try to shoot for tender yet crunchy Yu Choy!
Be sure to allow as much water to drip off the vegetable when draining.  
If your stalks are very thick, you have the option to cut them off and begin blanching those first, followed by the tender leaves for the last 30 seconds of blanching.
Keyword Chinese vegetables, choy sum, yu choy
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