Steamed Chinese Mallow

Steamed Chinese Mallow

Chinese mallow is a green leafy vegetable that is sometimes used as a substitute for lettuce. It is grown and cultivated in various parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe. The Chinese mallow has been used as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments ranging from colds, cough, soar throat and diarrhea. It is commonly brewed as a form of tea, but can also be used for cooking as a substitute for other green leafy vegetables such as lettuce. Steamed Chinese mallow is easy to make as well as being delicious and healthy.



500 grams Chinese Mallow
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons rice wine
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red or white onion, chopped
1 piece red chili, chopped
Salt to taste


Mix the soy sauce and rice wine in a separate container. Season with salt and pepper then set aside. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or wok then add the garlic, onions, and red chili. Sautee for 1-2 minutes, then add the Chinese Mallow. Pour the soy sauce and rice wine mixture gradually and cook until the leaves become tender. Drizzle with sesame oil before serving.