Romaine lettuce with oyster sauce (油菜)
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
  • 2-3 heads of lettuce
  • 3 shallots (sliced into thin rings)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger (julienned) (optional)
  • 1 small piece of chilli (julienned) for garnishing (optional)
  • oyster sauce
  • water
  1. Parboil washed and plucked lettuce in boiling water (with a little oil and salt/sugar added so that the veggies look greener when served). Drain and arrange the lettuce on a serving plate.
  2. Drizzle oyster sauce on the lettuce in a zig-zag manner.
  3. Heat oil in a wok and fry the ginger, shallots and garlic till golden brown.
  4. Place the ginger, shallots and garlic on the lettuce and drizzle the oil over the lettuce.
  5. Garnish and serve.
For toddler's consumption, cut the lettuce into smaller pieces before serving.
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