Pork yuk sung

Pork yuk sung is a popular Chinese starter dish made from marinated pork mince wrapped in lettuce leaves. It's one of of my favourite Asian dishes, this recipe serves 2 however it can make 8 little parcels as a canapé or snack... So so soooo good

Serves 2


  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 30g water chestnuts
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 100g rice noodles
  • 50ml chicken stock
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp bean sprouts for garnish (optional)
  • 150g pork mince
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 4/5 fresh basil leaves ripped by hand
  • 1 large red chilli finely sliced
  • Season with sea salt & black pepper

Tips & Tricks

To get the lettuce extra crispy, cut it and keep it in ice cold water in the fridge until ready to use.

  1. Dice up your garlic, bamboo and water chestnuts.
  2. Wash the head of lettuce and slice the stalk off, creating lettuce bowls.
  3. Deep fry the rice noodles for a second or two, creating rice noodle crisps.
  4. Heat the chicken stock and have it ready to go.
  5. Finely chop the spring onion
  6. Heat up a wok and stir fry the pork mince unti cooked through.
  7. Add garlic , bamboo shoots and your water chestnuts to the Pork Toss well and sauté for 5 minutes
  8. Add the chicken stock to your wok. Then add the sesame oil, light soya, dark soya, and oyster sauce.
  9. In a separate bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of corn flour and 40ml of water in a bowl until well combined, add to the wok to thicken up your sauce.
  10. Finally add your chopped spring onion, fresh basil, season with sea salt & black pepper.
  11. To serve, put rice noodle crisps into your lettuce bowls, then add your pork mince & fresh chilli.