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Garlic Scapes Stirfry
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Garlic Scapes Stirfry


  • 8 Garlic Scapes
  • 200 grams Minced Pork
  • ½ a Mild Red Chili Pepper (mild, used primarily for color)

Minced Pork Seasoning

  • Few pinches of Salt
  • Few pinces of Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (!) Ginger Powder (Or use freshly grated ginger)
  • 2 Tablespoons Mirin

Savory & Spicy Stirfry Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Doubanjiang
  • 1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • ½ Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (or use Oligodang Syrup)
  • 2 Spicy Dried Red Chili Pepper (or use 1 pepper for less spice)

Garnish for better taste!

  • ½ Tablespoon Sesame Oil (brings all the flavor together)
  • Few sprinkles Cilantro (optional)


Season Minced Pork

  • Place 200 grams of minced pork onto a few paper towels. Grab a few more and pat-down the minced pork. This will remove the excess moisture and liquid in the meat. Then remove the paper towels.
  • Season the minced pork with: Salt (few pinches), Black Pepper (few cracks), Ginger Powder or Freshly Grated Ginger (1 teaspoon!) and Mirin (2 Tablespoons).
  • Use your hands and thoroughly mix the seasoning into the minced pork - then set it aside to marinate.

Prep Stirfry Ingredients

  • Cut Garlic Scapes (8 stems) into small pieces (1~2cm).
  • Next, cut ½ a mild red chili pepper into thin pieces. We're adding this MILD red chili pepper primarily for its color.
  • Next, make the Stirfry Sauce: Mix Doubanjiang (1 Tablespoon), Oyster Sauce (1 Tablespoon), Soy Sauce (½ Tablespoon), Minced Garlic (½ Tablespoon), Sugar (½ Tablespoon), Honey or Oligodang Syrup (1 Tablespoon).
    Then use your fingers and and break-in 2 Dried Spicy Red Chili Peppers .
    (Note: You can remove the seeds from the dried chili peppers if you want to lessen the spice.)

Stir-Fry Everything

  • Add some vegetable oil into your frying pan. Place on medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add in the minced pork. Then use a wooden spatula and break the minced pork into smaller pieces (you don't want it to clump together). Add in a drizzle of more oil as you stir-fry (if needed).
  • Once the pink is gone from the meat, add in the garlic scapes and the mild red chili peppers. Stir-fry for a few minutes or until the garlic scapes start to sweat.
  • Then add-in the Stir-Fry Sauce. Stir-fry everything together for a few minutes.
  • Then turn off heat. Garnish the stir-fry with chopped cilantro and a drizzle of Sesame Oil (½ Tablespoon).

Plate & Garnish

  • Scoop some rice onto a plate. Scoop-on the garlic scape stir-fry. Add more cilantro if you'd like! Bon Appetit ;-)