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baby bok choy on a plate with a side of red pepper flakes

Baby Bok Choy with Ginger and Garlic

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion


This beautiful side dish, Baby Bok Choy with Ginger and Garlic, is loaded nutrients and antioxidants. It’s a superfood that’s easy and so delicious!


  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds baby bok choy, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, corn starch, and water in a bowl. Stir well and set aside. Heat oil in a wok on medium high. Add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add baby bok choy and stir fry until tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce mixture and cook another 1 minute.
  3. Toss in the green onions and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.


  • Buy the baby bok choy fresh and use it right away. Trader Joe’s always carries packages of baby bok choy. Or, check your local Asian market.
  • If you can’t find baby bok choy, you can always use regular bok choy. I like that the baby bok choy is just the right size for stir-frying in my wok.
  • To toast the sesame seeds: Place in a skillet on the stove over medium heat and dry toast it until light brown. Don’t overcook.

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