Sang Choy Jook

Lettuce Congee

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • 6 to 8


Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

  • About


  • 1 Basic Congee recipe
  • 8 cups of lettuce (see note)
  • 1½ to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of Scallion Oil


  1. Prepare the Basic Congee. As the congee is cooking, wash the lettuce thoroughly and cut into ⅓-inch by 4-inch pieces.

  2. When the congee is done, add the lettuce, salt, soy sauce, white pepper, and ginger. Mix thoroughly, then bring the congee to a boil, stirring constantly. Add the Scallion Oil and mix well. Serve hot.