Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce is a popular and well-liked Zi Char dish. This simple yet flavorful stir-fry features fresh lettuce leaves cooked to perfection and coated with savory oyster sauce.The dish’s popularity lies in its quick preparation, delicate taste, and the delightful contrast between the tender lettuce and umami-rich oyster sauce. The combination of crunchy lettuce and the savory sauce creates a delightful harmony of textures and flavors, 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 Lettuce with Oyster Sauce:

People enjoy Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce because it combines the crisp texture of lettuce with the savoury flavours of oyster sauce. The stir-frying process lightly cooks the lettuce, preserving its freshness while adding a slightly smoky taste. The oyster sauce, with its umami-rich profile, enhances the overall flavour of the dish, giving it a delicious and satisfying taste. The combination of the tender lettuce and the savoury oyster sauce creates a harmonious balance that is both appetising and enjoyable to eat.

This dish appeals to those who appreciate a light and flavourful vegetable option, making it a favourite among individuals looking for a tasty and hassle-free meal.

Making Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce Yourself

making Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce yourself

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


  • 2 heads of lettuce, preferably romaine or iceberg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce

Step 1

Wash the lettuce heads thoroughly and pat them dry with a kitchen towel. Trim the ends and cut the lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Add the lettuce to the skillet and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until it begins to wilt slightly but still retains its crispness.

Step 4

In a small bowl, whisk together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and water until well combined. Pour the sauce over the lettuce and toss gently to coat evenly. Continue stir-frying for an additional 1-2 minutes until the lettuce is coated in the sauce and cooked to your desired level of tenderness.

Step 5

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce to a serving dish and garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or chopped spring onions, if desired. Serve hot as a delicious side dish.

Serving Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce With Other Dishes

For a fulfilling meal, consider serving it alongside steamed jasmine rice and marinated grilled shrimp. Refreshing lettuce combined with rich oyster sauce provides an excellent balance to more substantial meat or seafood-based dishes. Alternatively, you can enjoy it as a light vegetarian option alongside vegetable spring rolls or as part of a vibrant stir-fry medley. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Low-Calorie Option: The dish is low in calories, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake while still enjoying a flavorful meal.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Lettuce is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium and potassium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  3. Oyster Sauce Benefits: Oyster sauce contains essential nutrients like iron and zinc, contributing to blood health and immune function.
  4. Dietary Fiber: Lettuce is a good source of dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion and aiding in bowel regularity.
  5. Balanced Flavor Profile: Stir-Fried Lettuce with Oyster Sauce offers a delightful balance of textures and flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  6. Quick and Easy: The dish is quick to prepare, making it a convenient and delicious option for a busy mealtime.
  7. Vegetarian-Friendly: If the oyster sauce is made with vegetarian-friendly ingredients, the dish is suitable for vegetarians, providing a nutritious plant-based option.
  8. Versatility: This dish can be customized with additional ingredients like mushrooms or tofu, adding extra nutritional value and enhancing its taste.
  9. Nutrient Retention: Stir-frying lettuce with oyster sauce 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 Lettuce with Oyster Sauce 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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