All recipes are for 2 servings unless noted. Oil is canola oil and salt is kosher salt.


Retasu itame oisutaa soosu gake / sauteed lettuce with oyster sauce

A super simple tasty dish.

Large handful lettuce (several leaves)
1 knob ginger
1 tsp oyster sauce
Salt to taste (not in photo)
Oil (not in photo)

Tear lettuce leaves into 4-7 cm pieces. Julienne ginger.


Heat oil in frying pan, add white section of lettuce leaves, and saute on medium high heat.


When somewhat translucent, add ginger and saute.


When ginger surface gets toasty, add the rest of lettuce leaves, and saute.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt, mix.

Serve on plate and put oyster sauce on top, 1/2 tsp each.

  • If you put all lettuce leaves in the frying pan at once, temperature goes down and leaves produce lots of liquid. You need to use a larger pan or add lettuce a little at a time. Add the next lettuce when leaves from the previous batch are almost done and volume is reduced.
  • This dish can be done crispy by cooking at higher heat in a shorter time, or soft by cooking at lower heat for a longer time. Select a texture according to other dishes as well as how you feel.
  • Ginger can be sauteed first. If you do, be careful not to burn it while adding and sauteing lettuce.
  • Do not put too much oyster sauce. It will dominate not only this dish and but other dishes' flavors.

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