San Choy Bow

A quick and easy weeknight meal that is low in carbs and high in protein.  Swap out the beef mince for turkey, chicken or pork for a variation in flavour, and replace the vermicelli noodles with bean sprouts for extra crunch and taste.



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  • 500 gms lean beef mince
  • 8 Cos lettuce leaves
  • 100 gms rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • Parsley or Coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Rinse and dry the cos lettuce leaves and arrange on a platter or individual plates. Then scoop 3-4 tablespoons of the san choy bow mix (depending on the size of your lettuce leaves) onto each leaf.
  2. Bring a small pot to a boil and cook your vermicelli noodles for 2 minutes, drain, chop, and set aside.
  3. Grate the carrot, chop the spring onions and set aside.
  4. Combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, minced garlic and chilli in a small bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat a pan with a little olive oil, add the mince meat and cook until browned.
  6. Add the chopped carrot and spring onions to the pan and stir through for a 1 minute.
  7. Then pour in the sauces with the chilli and garlic and stir through.
  8. Finally add the cooked vermicelli noodles and stir fry through the meat and veggies until well combined.
  9. Garnish with parsley or coriander.