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Vietnamese Cabbage


SourceCheap Thrills Cuisine by Lombardo & Bui - A daily recipe comic strip
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time10 minutes


Quick, cheap, and delicious!


1⁄2 lb
Cabbage (Shredded)
1 t
Fish Sauce (Or 1 1/2 t Soy Sauce)
1 clv
Garlic (Crushed )
1 T
Peanut Oil (Or any good vegetable oil)


Beat one egg with 1 tsp fish sauce (or 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce) - set aside
Shred 1/2 lb cabbage leaves into thin strips - about 2 inches long
Heat a wok over high flame - Fry 1 crushed garlic clove in 1 Tbsp oil until brown - remove and discard (I sometimes mince it and leave it in, but it can become bitter)
Stir fry shredded cabbage 2 minutes
Add 2 Tbsp water - cook over medium heat 2 1/2 more minutes (I sometimes skip this step for a more al dente dish)
Uncover wok, turn heat back to high - make a well in cabbage - pour in egg mixture
Stir fry 2 more minutes - season with black pepper and serve immediately