Steamed Pak Choy with Soy Lime Dressing

I don’t know about you but I absolutely love the flavour of Pak Choy! It goes so well with my Chinese BBQ Pork recipe but also goes with soo many other Asian inspired dishes so I really do hope that you give this side dish a go.


  • 4 Bunches Pak Choy
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 2tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1tbsp Honey
  • 1tsp Sesame Seeds


  1. Start by washing and preparing the pak choy. You can cut the pak choy any way you like: you can keep them whole, pull the leaves away from the bulb, slice them in half or you can chop them into bitesize pieces. It is entirely up to you but bare in mind the cooking times will vary.
  2. Mix together the lime juice, soy sauce and honey in a small bowl and set aside. Taste the dressing and adjust with any of the three ingredients to suit your taste.
  3. To steam the pak choy, bring a small amount of water (about 1 inch deep) to a rumbling boil in a saucepan, add the pak choy into a steamer basket and place over the saucepan then cover with a lid. The steaming process will take around 5-6 minutes for whole leaves. Adjust your timings according to the size of the pak choy. All you’re looking for is the pak choy to soften (you can poke a fork in it) and wilt slightly, when it has reached this stage, you know that it’s done. Remove the steam basket and set aside.
  4. Pour out the water from the saucepan, pour in the soy lime dressing into the pot and bring to a simmer. Allow the mixture to slightly thicken then toss the pak choy with this mixture until well coated.
  5. To serve, sprinkle over sesame seeds and serve with a wedge of lime on the side for good measure.

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