Stir Fried Lady's Finger with Scallion Oil

Stir-Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil, also known as “Okra with Scallion Oil,” is a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish in Chinese cuisine. This delightful stir-fry features tender lady’s fingers (okra) cooked to perfection and tossed in a flavorful scallion oil sauce. The dish’s popularity lies in the delicate balance of textures and the aromatic scallion oil, which enhances the natural flavors of the okra. Its simple yet exquisite taste, coupled with the nutritional benefits of lady’s fingers and scallions, make it a favorite choice among diners seeking a light, flavorful, and wholesome addition to their Zi Char dining experience.

Why Do People Love Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil

People enjoy Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil for its delicious taste and unique texture. The dish combines the natural flavours of okra with aromatic scallion oil, creating a delightful and savoury experience. The okra is cooked just right, maintaining its crispiness while also being tender on the inside. The scallion oil adds a rich and fragrant element to the dish, enhancing its overall taste.

Additionally, Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil is a simple yet flavourful dish that is easy to prepare. The combination of okra and scallion oil requires minimal ingredients, making it accessible to a wide range of people. The cooking process is quick and straightforward, allowing individuals to enjoy a delicious homemade meal in no time.

Making Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil Yourself

making Stir Fried Ladies Finger with Scallion Oil yourself

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


  • 500 grams of Lady’s finger (okra)
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 to 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 to 4 stalks of scallions, finely sliced

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil

Step 1

Wash the Lady’s fingers thoroughly and pat them dry using a kitchen towel. Trim off the ends and slice them diagonally into 1-inch pieces.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the sliced Lady’s finger to the pan and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes until they start to soften. Make sure to keep stirring to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

Step 4

In a small bowl, combine the light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a sauce.

Step 5

Pour the sauce over the Lady’s finger in the pan and continue stir-frying for another 3 to 4 minutes until the Lady’s finger is tender and cooked through.

Step 6

In a separate small pan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the finely sliced scallions and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the scallions become fragrant and slightly crispy.

Step 7

Drizzle the scallion oil over the stir-fried Lady’s finger and toss gently to coat.

Step 8

Transfer the Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil to a serving dish and garnish with additional sliced scallions, if desired.

Serving Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil With Other Dishes

Stir Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil pairs wonderfully with steamed jasmine rice or as a side dish alongside your favourite Asian-inspired main course. It can also be served alongside dishes like Sesame Chicken, Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, or Tofu in Black Bean Sauce, creating a harmonious and flavourful meal.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Vitamins and Minerals: Lady’s fingers (okra) are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium and potassium, which support immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  2. Dietary Fiber: Lady’s fingers are an excellent source of dietary fiber, aiding in digestion, promoting bowel regularity, and supporting heart health.
  3. Low-Calorie Option: The dish is relatively low in calories, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake while still enjoying a flavorful meal.
  4. Antioxidants: Lady’s fingers contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation.
  5. Scallion Oil Benefits: Scallion oil adds a burst of flavor to the dish and contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, contributing to overall health.
  6. Heart Health: The combination of lady’s fingers and scallion oil can potentially support heart health due to their heart-friendly nutrients and compounds.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: Stir-Fried Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil offers a delicate balance of textures and flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  8. Vegetarian Option: The dish is a delicious and nutritious vegetarian option, providing a good mix of plant-based nutrients.
  9. Nutrient Retention: Stir-frying lady’s fingers with scallion oil helps retain the nutritional value of the ingredients, 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 Lady’s Finger with Scallion Oil 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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