Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

Come try my Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry recipe! In just under 5 minutes, you can whip up this quick and delicious side dish using only six natural ingredients. With the delicate flavors of baby bok choy, a hint of garlic, and the richness of toasted sesame oil, it’s a simple yet delightful addition to your meals!

Stir fry bok choy in a large wok being transfer to a serving plate.

Why I Love This Recipe

Get ready to savor the finest Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry recipe ever with my recipe! It’s a quick, budget-friendly, and completely natural way to transform ordinary bok choy into a delectable Chinese-inspired side dish in less than 5 minutes! I take the crisp and tender bok choy, infuse it with garlic’s aromatic essence, and lightly seasons it with a touch of nuttiness from toasted sesame oil to make this simple dish!

Made using my proven at-home stir-fry method featured in my Garlic Kale Stir Fry and Stir Fry Bean Sprouts recipes, this dish is a breeze to prepare! If you’re someone looking to effortlessly create a flavorful vegetable side dish with an Asian twist, this recipe is perfect for you!



  • Bok Choy – baby bok choy is preferred as it is more tender and sweeter.  Can be found in most Asian supermarkets.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Garlic– freshly sliced garlic.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • White Pepper – ground White Pepper in a bottle.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – optional garnish.

Ingredients used to make a bok choy stir fry recipe.


☑ Before Getting Started

For optimal stir-frying, go with a roomy Wok or Deep Skillet to ensure all ingredients have sufficient space to cook effectively.

Step 1 Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok, add sliced garlic, and cook until fragrant.

Garlic in a wok.

Step 2 Add sliced bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.

Bok choy in a wok with garlic.

🍳 Stir Frying Pro Tip

Keep the bok choy moving in the pan by Stirring Constantly. This prevents sticking and ensures even cooking.

🥬 Tenderness Pro Tip

The ideal tenderness of bok choy is a matter of personal preference, so make sure to taste them while cooking to reach your desired level of tenderness.

Step 3 Season the stir fry with salt, white pepper, and toasted sesame oil.

Stir fried bok choy in a wok.

🧂 Restaurant Flavoring Pro Tip

If you want that restaurant-style flavor, consider adding a light sprinkle of MSG to enhance the flavor.

Recipe Variations

For a delightful twist on this recipe, you can easily replace the bok choy with tender green beans to create a Stir Fry Green Beans dish. This variation brings a fresh, vibrant flavor to the table while retaining the delightful stir-fry essence.

Pairing Recommendations

Enhance your Chinese-inspired feast by pairing this Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry with dishes like Honey Walnut Shrimp, Black Pepper Chicken along with warm delicate soups like Chinese Shrimp Egg Drop Soup paired with your preferred bowl of rice.

Baby boy choy on a cutting board.

Frequently Asked Questions

Baby Bok Choy vs Bok Choy

Baby bok choy is the preferred choice for stir-frying in this recipe due to its softer and more delicate texture, which is ideal for quick stir-frying. In contrast, larger bok choy varieties are better suited for boiling and steaming recipes.

Can I use regular bok choy if I can't find baby bok choy?

Yes, you can use regular bok choy, but please note that it won't be as tender.

Should I remove the tough ends of baby bok choy before stir-frying?

Yes, it's advisable to remove the tough stems and wash the leaves thoroughly before stir-frying.

Is this dish vegan friendly?

Yes, this dish is vegan-friendly.


A stir fry bok choy served on a plate topped with toasted sesame seeds, top down shot.

Storage Tips

To keep your leftovers fresh and tasty, place them in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. They’ll stay good for about 3 to 5 days.

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A stir fry bok choy served on a plate topped with toasted sesame seeds being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry

Elevate your meal with my delicious Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry recipe. Discover the perfect balance of flavors as tender bok choy meets garlic and toasted sesame oil in this quick and budget-friendly Asian-inspired side dish.
5 from 5 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: baby bok choy stir fry, stir fry bok choy
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 228kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Remove the stem portion of the bok choy and wash each leaf thoroughly.
    Bok choy washed and prepared.
  • Finely slice garlic as shown below.
    Sliced garlic.
  • In a large frying pan or Wok, add high temp neutral cooking oil and sliced garlic on high heat. Once the garlic becomes fragrant, about 20-30 seconds, add in sliced bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes until leaves are softened while continuously mixing/stirring.
    Bok choy in a wok with garlic.
  • Once the bok choy leaves are softened, add in salt, White Pepper and Toasted Sesame Oil. Mix well and transfer to a serving plate.
    Sitr fried bok choy in a wok.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9384IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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