Spicy Snow Pea Stir Fry (肉末辣炒荷兰豆)

For 2-4


  • 1/2 lb of snow peas
  • 1/5 lb of ground pork
  • 1 tsp of canola oil
  • 3 tsp of starch
  • 2 tsp of rice cooking wine
  • 1 tsp of oyster oil
  • 1 tsp of light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of granulated chicken bouillon
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp of minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp of finely chopped scallion
  • pepper flakes (up to personal preference)
  • salt to season


  1. Fold in 1 tsp starch and 2 tsp rice cooking wine with the ground pork
  2. Mix together 1 tsp oyster oil, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp granulated chicken bouillon, 2 tsp starch, 2 tbsp water and some salt as the sauce
  3. Boil the snow peas for about 1 – 1.5 minutes, bath under cold water briefly, drain well and set aside
  4. Heat up a wok on medium-high, add 1 tsp of canola oil and stir fry the ground pork, take out when it turn color
  5. In the same oiled,  heated wok on medium-high, mix in minced garlic, ginger and pepper flakes, quickly stir  for about 0.5 minute
  6. Add in snow peas, stir fry for about 2 minutes, next, add in ground pork, stir, and finally add in the sauce (step 2) and finely chopped scallion, mix well
  7. Bon appétit! ;)

Serving suggestions:  rice, buns, Chinese white spirit …

NOTES: The photo does not do this dish justice at all. You better have enough rice to eat with it, very yummy!! Don’t forget to remove the ends and veins of snow peas. Adding a couple of drops of oil when boiling the snow peas will help to keep the snow peas green and tender. Special thanks goes to H.L. for doing most of the work, taking the photo and offering words of ‘encouragement’ 😉


Filed under Chinese, Main Dish

4 responses to “Spicy Snow Pea Stir Fry (肉末辣炒荷兰豆)

  1. I love stir-fried snow peas, but I’m always lazy and just use garlic, salt, pepper, and maybe sesame oil… so I will give this a shot!

    Can I get oyster oil at 99?

    • dearestjean

      Yep, in the soy sauce aisle.

      That’s not lazy, before I started the cooking project. stir fry meant ingredients + canola oil+ salt

      • Made this last night and it was deliiiiiciouuus… I don’t think I prepared enough of the sauce for the whole pound of snow peas I used though. Will try again.

    • dearestjean

      😀 I knew you had potential! Oxtail next?

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