San Choy Bau (Chinese Lettuce Wraps)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal


  • 500 g lean pork mince (or any mince)
  • 2 little gem lettuce hearts
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion or spring onions (approx 100g)
  • 300 g grated carrots
  • 60 g curry paste (massaman, red, green etc)
  • 1 finely chopped red chili
  • 30 mls light soy sauce
  • 20g honey
  • Juice of a lime (plus extra wedges to serve)
  • Thai basil leaves (optional)
  • 1kcal spray


  • Separate the lettuce leaves and serve in a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, heat a wok on a medium heat and spray well with 1 kcal spray.
  • Add the onion and cook for one minute.
  • Next, add the carrots and cook for a further 2 minutes to soften the veg.
  • Add the curry paste, soy sauce, honey and pork mince cooking for about 5 minutes stirring from time to time to combine everything.
  • Add the lime juice, 100mls of water and cook for another 5-7 minutes continuing to stir until the liquid evaporates.
  • Serve the cooked mince in lettuce cups with a garnish of red chili, a lime wedge and some chopped thai basil.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g