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Top down shot of cooked pak choi halves with chili and garlic

Pak Choi (bok choi) with Garlic & Chilli

This is a super quick and easy pak choi (bok choy) recipe that packs a punch! 
Course Side Dish, vegetarian
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 281kcal


  • 6 baby pak choi (bok choy) Or use two standard sized
  • 1.75 ounces salted butter (50g)
  • 1 tbsp veg oil
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes or 1tsp if you like it less spicy
  • 2 Cloves garlic finely chopped


  • Wash the pak choi and slice in half, lengthways
  • Put alarge frying pan on a high heat, add the butter and  oil.  When butter has melted add in the chilli flakes and garlic.
  • Once butter is foaming, add the pak choi, flat side down in the pan.  After about 4 mins, once you have some good colour, turn the halves over and cook for a couple more minutes.  Don't overcook, you want the stalks to have a bite to them.
  • Serve immediately


Nutritional values are based on one of two servings.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 2195mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 39335IU | Vitamin C: 378.9mg | Calcium: 907mg | Iron: 7.4mg