Simple San Choy Bau

Simple San Choy Bau

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My Simple San Choy Bau might be simple to make but it is big on flavour that is for sure!

I think we all love easy meals that take very little thinking about let alone cooking.  This is totally one of those recipes!  Absolutely simple as they come, but you know what?  These are bloody tasty!

It’s funny, that I remember years ago so pompous chef saying to me that iceberg lettuce is a “nothing” lettuce.  Back in the 90s you had frisèe, romaine(cos) mignette, mesclun, butter or oak leaf lettuce anything but iceberg, but I will tell you the humble and often cheap iceberg is out and out one of favourite lettuce.  Some have a beautiful sweetness to them, and that crispiness is unbeaten in the family of lettuce for sure.

Actually another funny but true story is that when I was young my mum used to put sugar on an iceberg lettuce leaf and roll it up for me because she thought I would eat it that way…..  Can you believe that?  Thinking of it now is horrifying!  Ironically I ended up hating sugar on or added to anything (I don’t mean lollies etc just cereal etc)

Anyway here is a very tasty, very easy recipe for you and the whole family to enjoy.

P.s I think it is better to roll this beef in your lettuce leaf than sugar for any child x

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Mad Creations Simple San Choy Bau

Simple San Choy Bau

Who doesn't love a good San Choy Bau? Such a simple meal that packs a flavour punch.
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 500 g pork mince
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ bunch coriander chopped
  • iceberg lettuce leaves to wrap
  • ¼ small Spanish onion sliced thinly
  • angel hair chilli available from specialty stores

Optional - roasted peanuts or almonds to serve



    • Add sesame oil, garlic, mince, five spice, and chilli powder to bowl and cook 8 minutes[/timer] / 100℃ / reverse speed 2.
    • Add tamari and sesame and cook for further 2 minutes / 100℃ / reverse speed 2.

    Complete recipe as below.


      • Heat sesame oil over medium heat and add garlic, mince, five spice, and chilli powder. Cook forr 5 – 7 minutes until pork is golden and fragrant.
      • Add tamari and sesame seeds and cook for further 1-2 minutes.
      • Remove from heat and mix through fresh coriander.
      • Roll in fresh lettuce leaves with a pinch of Spanish onion and angel hair chilli.


      Serving: 1serve | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 405mg | Vitamin A: 4.3% | Vitamin C: 2.5% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 10.2%
      Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

      Mad Creations San Choy Bau - Keto Style

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      1. Simple, tasty and quick. What more do you want?

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