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Chinese Lettuce Garlic Oil

Chinese Lettuce in Garlic Oil

  • Author: Ang Sarap
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x


Most of us are so used to having lettuce on salads and eaten raw, but in Asia there are many dishes where it is served warm. Like this dish – blanched lettuce simply but deliciously dressed in hot garlic oil.


  • 1 large Chinese lettuce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil


  1. Separate and chop lettuce leaves in smaller pieces. Set it aside.
  2. Blanch your lettuce in boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain then set it aside
  3. In a small pan add oil then gently sauté the garlic over medium heat until golden brown.
  4. Add the sugar and light soy sauce then turn the heat off. Mix well.
  5. Place lettuce on a serving platter then pour hot oil mixture on top. Serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blanching
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Chinese, China, blanching, lettuce, salad, vegetable, vegan, asian side dish, side dish, garlic, scalding

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