Baby Bok Choy in Vinegar Oyster Sauce

In China it's common to serve stir-fried greens with a dollop of oyster sauce often mixed with a little bit of mild vinegar. This riff doubles down on the sour by adding Zhenjiang black vinegar, which is full-bodied and pretty puckery.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds small baby bok choy

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Zhenjiang black vinegar (see Tip)

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil

  • 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Halve bok choy vertically. Rinse and dry well.

  2. Combine oyster sauce, vinegar and soy sauce in a small saucepan; heat over low heat, stirring, until heated through. Cover and set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a large flat-bottom wok or cast-iron skillet over high heat. When the oil shimmers, reduce heat to low and add garlic. Cook until softened, but not browned, about 15 seconds. Add the bok choy and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring, until the leaves are bright green and softened, about 2 minutes. Add broth and cover the pan. Cook until the bok choy is tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Drizzle the sauce over the bok choy.


Tip: Zhenjiang black vinegar: Sometimes labeled "Chinkiang," this delicately sour rice vinegar seasoned with sugar and salt is used in virtually all cold Sichuan noodle and vegetable sauces, and in other sweet and sour dishes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

62 Calories
5g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 4459IU 89%
Vitamin C 76mg 84%
Folate 67mcg 17%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 323mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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