Chicken san choy bau

Main Meals (Dinners)
Prep   15 min
Cook   15 min

A quick and easy dish to prepare that is great for entertaining. Fried noodles are 5 cm lengths of precooked thin noodles, found in the Asian section of the supermarket.

  • Olive oil spray, 1 spray(s)
  • Ginger, fresh, 2 teaspoon(s), grated
  • Onion, any type, 2 medium, finely diced
  • Garlic, 4 clove(s), crushed
  • Red chilli, 1 chilli(s), seeded and finely sliced
  • Chicken mince, raw, 300 g
  • Cornflour, 1 teaspoon(s)
  • Egg yolk, raw, 1 60g egg(s)
  • Lettuce, any type, 60 g, 4 large leaves, washed
  • Sesame oil, 1 teaspoon(s)
  • Fish sauce, 1 teaspoon(s)
  • Lime juice, 2 tablespoon(s)
  • Soy sauce, 2 tablespoon(s)
  • Sweet soy sauce, 2 teaspoon(s)
  • Shallots, peeled, 60 g, 1/4 cup
  • Chang's Fried Noodles, Original, 15 g, 1/4 cup
  • Coriander, 0.3 cup(s)
  • Fresh mint, ¼ cup(s)


Heat a large frying pan or wok over a low heat, spray lightly with oil and cook ginger, onions, garlic and chilli gently until soft.

Increase the heat, add chicken mince and cook for a few minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Combine cornflour and egg yolk to form a smooth paste. Drain off any excess liquid from the mince before adding the sesame oil, fish sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and egg mixture.

Cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat and mix through the fried shallots and noodles. Divide mixture evenly between the lettuce cups and top with coriander and mint leaves.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 4 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 0.9
Bread & Cereals0
Healthy Fats & Oils0.2
Protein17.6 g
Total fat9.9 g
- Saturated fat2.7 g
Total carbohydrates8.8 g
- Total sugars5.4 g
Fibre2.8 g
Sodium965 mg