Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic

Stir-Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic is a popular and well-liked Zi Char dish. This delightful stir-fry features tender and sweet baby cabbage cooked to perfection with aromatic minced garlic, enhancing the natural flavors of the vegetables. The dish’s popularity lies in its simplicity, quick preparation, and the harmonious blend of textures and flavors. The delicate crunch of baby cabbage combined with the fragrant garlic creates a delightful and satisfying culinary experience, making it a sought-after choice among diners seeking a light, nutritious, and comforting addition to their Zi Char dining experience.

Why Do People Love Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic:

People like stir-fried baby cabbage with garlic because of its simplicity and delicious taste. The dish is easy to prepare, takes only a few minutes, and requires minimal ingredients. The baby cabbage is tender, sweet, and has a slightly crunchy texture that complements the savoury garlic flavour.

Additionally, stir-fried baby cabbage with garlic is a healthy dish that is low in calories and high in nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and B6, as well as fibre and antioxidants. People who are health-conscious and looking for a nutritious vegetable dish often opts for stir-fried baby cabbage with garlic as a flavourful and satisfying option.

Making Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic Yourself

making Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500g baby cabbage, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add the minced garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the sliced baby cabbage to the pan and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the leaves are slightly wilted but still retain their crunch.

Step 4

Drizzle the soy sauce and sesame oil over the cabbage, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Continue to stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes, ensuring all the cabbage is coated in the flavourful sauce.

Step 6

Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.

Step 7

Garnish with some freshly chopped spring onions, if desired, and serve hot.

Serving Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic With Other Dishes

Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic can be paired with a range of dishes, such as steamed fish, grilled chicken, or even alongside a bowl of fragrant rice. The lightness and freshness of the cabbage make it a fantastic accompaniment to heartier mains, providing a perfect balance to the overall meal.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Vitamins and Minerals: Baby cabbage is rich in vitamins C, K, and B6, as well as minerals like potassium and calcium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  2. Antioxidants: Baby cabbage and garlic both contain antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress and free radicals.
  3. Low-Calorie Option: The dish is low in calories, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake while still enjoying a flavorful meal.
  4. Dietary Fiber: Baby cabbage is a good source of dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion and aiding in bowel regularity.
  5. Garlic Benefits: Garlic is known for its potential health benefits, such as boosting the immune system and promoting heart health.
  6. Balanced Flavor Profile: Stir-Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic offers a delightful balance of textures and flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  7. Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly: The dish is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, providing a nutritious and tasty plant-based option.
  8. Versatility: This dish can be customized with additional ingredients like mushrooms or carrots, adding extra nutritional value and enhancing its taste.
  9. Nutrient Retention: Stir-frying baby cabbage with garlic helps retain the nutritional value of the vegetables, making it a wholesome and nourishing dish.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Stir Fried Baby Cabbage with Garlic without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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