STIR-FRIED CHINESE CABBAGE WITH OYSTER SAUCE (for four to six)
1 pound Napa cabbage, quartered lengthwise and cored
¼ cup vegetable oil
12 ginger slices
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup shao hsing wine or dry sherry
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons malt vinegar
1 teaspoon white sugar
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon oyster sauce, extra
1. Slice cabbage crossways into 1-1/4 inch pieces.
2. Heat oil in a hot wok until surface seems to shimmer slightly. Add ginger, garlic and salt and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Toss in cabbage and stir-fry for a further 30 seconds. Lastly, add wine or sherry, oyster sauce, vinegar and sesame oil and stir-fry for a further 1-1/2 minutes or until the leaves are just tender.
3. Arrange cabbage leaves on a platter, drizzle with extra oyster sauce and serve immediately.
adapted from Kylie Kwong, Simple Chinese Cooking