Charred Chinese Leaf with Hoisin

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Serves2-4 people

This has got to be one of our favourite ways to eat Chinese leaf. So quick. So easy. So delicious. Try this and you’ll be hooked.


  • 1 head of Chinese leaf
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • A drizzle of hoisin sauce (or any sauce you fancy)
  • A pinch of chilli flakes

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 5 mins

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1. Set a large frying pan over a high heat. Quarter your head of Chinese leaf , giving you 4 long wedges.
2. Press the wedges into the smoking hot pan (no oil needed), cut-side down. Cook on the cut side till nicely charred. Sprinkle a little salt over as they cook.
3. Arrange on plates. Drizzle a little hoisin over. Finish with a pinch of chilli (fresh slices or dried chilli flakes). Delicious as a side to any Asian dish or simply serve with noodles or rice.
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