Chut Yap Ping Onn (Mixed Vegetables in Ginger Broth)

  • Serves

    serves 4-6

Fresh, dried, and canned mushrooms combine with bok choy, snow peas, and carrots in a ginger-infused broth in this recipe from Queens, New York, home cooks Kokkiang and Helen Thong. This recipe first appeared in our May 2014 issue with the story Still Cooking.


  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 lb. baby bok choy, halved lengthwise and rinsed
  • 10 oz. snow peas, trimmed
  • 4 oz. enoki mushrooms, trimmed
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1” pieces on an angle
  • 2 12 cups chicken stock
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (6") piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 16 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked overnight, drained and stemmed
  • 2 12 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans (Roland brand) oyster mushrooms, drained and stemmed
  • 2 tbsp. shaoxing jiu (Chinese rice wine)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 8 tender sprigs cilantro
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 2 scallions


Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook bok choy until crisp-tender, 1–2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bok choy to an ice bath until chilled. Remove from ice bath and drain; arrange with leaves facing inward around the rim of a large shallow bowl and set aside. Repeat cooking process with snow peas, enoki mushrooms, 1–2 minutes, and carrots, 6–8 minutes; transfer vegetables from ice bath to a colander to drain; set aside.

Step 2

Bring stock, half each the garlic, scallions, and ginger, plus shiitake mushrooms to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; add sugar, oyster sauce and soy sauce; simmer until reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Strain stock, discarding mushrooms or reserve for another use, into a bowl; set stock aside.

Step 3

Add oil to pan; heat over medium-high heat. Cook remaining garlic, scallions, and ginger until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add reserved snow peas, enoki mushrooms and carrots, plus oyster mushrooms; cook 3 minutes. Add reserved stock, the rice wine and pepper; bring to a simmer. Using a ladle, transfer vegetables and broth to platter. Drizzle with sesame oil; garnish with cilantro, scallions, and carrot.

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