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Easy Chinese Stir-Fried Cabbage With Bacon

Updated on February 23, 2012

Growing up in Asia, I remember my mother used to serve cabbage and egg stir-fry for family dinners. Nowadays, I still love to fix this simple dish at home. But instead of using egg, I add bacon. Smoky bacon gives wonderful flavor the cabbage.

Here is how to stir-fry cabbage with bacon, a Chinese stir-fry dish with Western ingredient. Do not overcook the cabbage or you will lose its crunchiness. This is a very quick dish to fix. If you are in hurry or lack of time, you can use ready to use cabbage slaw mix.

Cabbage stir-fry with bacon is a healthy dish since cabbage is high in fiber. This simple but tasty vegetable dish will be a winner at your dinner table, even for picky eaters children. The cabbage is sweet, tender but crisp with light seasoning.

What You Need

Serves 2 - 4


1 lbs cabbage, thinly shreds

5 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-wide pieces

1 tbsp garlic

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1/4 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground pepper (white)

1/4 cup chicken broth

How to Fix

  • In a bowl, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, sugar, salt and ground pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Heat a wok or skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the bacon in. Spread them in an even layer. Cook the bacon for 1 minute or until the bacon release its fat.
  • Then stir-fry until the bacon begins to brown. Add garlic. Continue to stir-fry until garlic is fragrant.
  • Throw the cabbage in and stir-fry for about 2 - 3 minutes or until it just begins to wilt.
  • Pour in the broth mixture. Stir to combine. Continue to stir fry for 1 more minute or until the cabbage is tender but crisp. Transfer to serving dish.

Chinese Stir-Fry Cabbage

Cooking Tips: Cutting the Cabbage for Chinese Stir-fry


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      jojokaya 5 years ago from USA

      @RosemaryBanks: thanks

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      Rosemary Banks 6 years ago

      I make fried cabbage to yours sounds really good.