Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy

Looking for a simple side dish for an Asian-influenced meal? We love baby bok choy. You could substitute rapini or broccoli florets if baby bok choy isn’t available.


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound baby bok choy, stalks separated, washed and spun dry
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons natural rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sliced scallions
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add half the baby bok choy and sauté the vegetable for a minute; then add the other half. Cook the bok choy until it’s caramelized, about 3 minutes, then remove to a plate.

Step 2

Deglaze the pan with the orange juice and vinegar, then add the soy sauce. Cook for just a few seconds, then swirl in the sriracha and sugar. Cook for about 45 seconds more, reducing the sauce slightly.

Step 3

Drizzle the sauce around the bok choy and garnish with the sesame seeds and scallions.

Serves 4 — Recipe adapted from L.A. Son by Roy Choi (Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, 2013)