San Choy Bow (Pork Mince in Lettuce Cups)

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This is a classic Asian dish that is truly delicious and fits into our maintenance and healthy eating program so well.
Servings 2


  • 500 g lean pork mince
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 4 green shallots chopped
  • 1/2 red capsicum finely chopped
  • 230 g can water chestnuts drained & sliced
  • 1 tbsp sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander
  • Iceberg lettuce washed & pulled apart into cup size shapes


  • Heat oils in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add garlic, ginger and shallots, cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add mince and stir until brown. Add capsicum, water chestnuts, soy & oyster sauce.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from the heat, add coriander and mix through.
  • Leave to rest for about 3-4 minutes and then stuff lettuce cups with the meat mix.
  • Serve with chilli sauce (optional) and green tea.