Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage (黃芽白)

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Clean Natural Sweetness Cabbage

Ready : 10 mins [Prep : 5 mins † Cooking : 5 mins] Printable Recipe


Another economical dish that can be done in no time, with very limited ingredients. Napa cabbage is a cool season annual vegetable which grows best when the days are short and mild. The plant grows to an oblong shaped head consisting of tightly arranged crinkly, thick, light-green leaves with white prominent veins. The innermost layer leaves is light/pale yellow in color and when cooked, process the most delicious natural sweet flavor (Source: Ooo, btw, in Korean cuisine, Napa cabbage is the main ingredient of Kimchi. Again, as for this dish, all U really need is the Napa, the rest of the Ingredients are merely for garnishing. *😁* Nothing much to add so here is The VianD’s take on Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage (黃芽白).



  • Seriously, all U need is the Napa (the rest of side ingredients are just for garnish or adding flavors). Cut to about 1-inch thick. Separate the stem from leaves because U wanna cook the stems first as it takes a little longer to soften.
  • Optional – Sliced red Carrot, sliced Fish Cake (or a few Prawns), a few slices Ginger (not in pict.) and sliced red Chili.


  • Light soy,  Sugar, Salt, a touch of Oyster sauce and a dash of Sesame oil and Shaoxing wine. A tiny bit of Cornstarch mixture as thickening agent. All to taste. ** Note : Just dash/pinch of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!


  • Step 1 : Start by sautéing the sliced Ginger and Fishcake with some chopped Garlic till aromatic on medium/low heat. Crank up the heat, add the stem of the Napa, stir and mix well. Add a tiny splash of water just to create some steam to cook the stem. Then add the leaves (cook and soften really fast), a few more good stirs, add all the Seasoning Ingredient, sliced Chili and viola, Ur plate of crunchy “Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage (黃芽白)” is ready to be served hot.

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