Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 head fresh iceburg lettuce (this type works best for this recipe), or other large leave lettuce

  2. 3 cloves garlic , minced

  3. 1 thumb-size piece galangal (or ginger), grated

  4. 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely sliced (omit altogether if you prefer very mild wraps)

  5. 2 shallot s, sliced finely

  6. 1/2 cup firm tofu , cut into "matchsticks" OR 1/2 cup cooked chicken or pork, shredded, OR 1/2 cup cooked baby shrimp

  7. 1 carrot , grated or cut into thin strips

  8. 4-5 shiitake mushroom s, thinly sliced

  9. 1 egg (optional if vegan)

  10. 1/2 cup shredded cabbage (red is very good, but any type will work)

  11. 3 spring onion s, sliced lengthwise into matchstick-like pieces approx.

  12. 2 cups brean sprouts

  13. 2 Tbsp. lime juice

  14. 2 Tbsp. regular soy sauce

  15. 2 Tbsp. fish sauce (if vegetarian, use vegetarian fish sauce)

  16. 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce (if vegetarian, use vegetarian oyster sauce) TOPPING:

  17. 1 cup fresh basil , roughly chopped if leaves are large

  18. 1/2 cup dry roasted peanut s, roughly chopped OTHER:

  19. 2 Tbsp. oil for stir-frying

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, galangal (or ginger), chilli, and shallots. Stir-fry one minute, or until fragrant. Stir-frying tip: add a Tbsp. water whenever the wok/pan gets too dry instead of more oil. Add tofu (or meat/shrimp), carrot, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, and spring onions. As you stir-fry, add the lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir-fry about 1 minute. Push ingredients to the side of the wok or pan, and crack in the egg. Stir-fry the egg quickly, breaking the yolk. Mix in with the other ingredients. Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry briefly (to mix). Remove from heat and do a taste test for salt, adding 1 Tbsp more fish sauce if not salty enough. Cut off the stem part of the iceburg lettuce so it’s easier to separate the leaves. Now place the lettuce, the sir-fried filling, and the toppings on your table, allowing family or guests to make their own wraps. To assemble wraps, take a whole lettuce leaf and place 1-2 heaping tablespoons of filling in the center. Top with a sprinkling of fresh basil and peanuts. Then wrap it up and eat. (For those who like it extra spicy, Thai chilli sauce can be added as another topping.)


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