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stir fried pea shoots recipe card

Stir Fried Pea Shoots

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: side
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • ½ pound snow pea shoots
  • 2 Tablespoons neutral oil
  • ¼ cup boiled and dried baby anchovies
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon peeled and shredded ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons shaoxing wine
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Fresh black pepper to taste


  1. Wash and rinse snow pea shoots in a colander under running water. Let it drain in the sink while you heat up the pan.
  2. Have all of your ingredients lined up next to the stove because the cooking process is just a couple of minutes and goes very quickly.
  3. Heat a large 12” skillet over high heat for several minutes until you see some fumes coming off the pan. Add the oil, ginger, and garlic. Stir fry for a couple of seconds and push it to the side of the pan. Add the snow pea shoots by handfuls with one hand as you are stir frying with the other. 
  4. Keep moving the pea shoots around for a couple of seconds as they shrink down.
  5. Add the anchovies and continue to stir fry for another couple seconds.
  6. Add the shaoxing wine and oyster sauce and continue to stir fry for another 30 seconds until the pea shoots are a vibrant green and just cooked through. Season with fresh ground pepper to taste and the sesame oil. Stir for a final time. 
  7. Turn off the heat, transfer to a plate, and serve immediately.