The sliced cabbage is light, healthy and will be ready in a couple of minutes. This simple recipe is sautéed in cooking oil with fresh ginger, then seasoned with a small scoop of chili garlic sauce and a drizzle of soy sauce. We begin by cutting a medium-sized cabbage into small pieces.

In a frying pan, add oil to a preheated pan then add chopped ginger, garlic then saute for a few minutes before adding the chopped cabbage. Add around a quarter cup of water into the cabbage and cover it with a lid and steam for a few minutes before serving.


  • 1 medium sized head of spring cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 50g butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 3tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2tbsp white wine vinegar
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • a few sprigs of mint leaves stripped and chopped finely


  1. Heat the butter in a large frying pan or a wok. Add the garlic, let it warm up but not color, turn the heat right up and add the cabbage. Add the tomatoes, if using.
  2. Stir fry it for a few minutes, shaking the pan, add the honey, the vinegar, the lemon, half the dill and season with salt and pepper – you’ll need to taste it for seasoning.
  3. Stir fry for a couple more minutes until it’s cooked but still has a bite to it. Turn off the heat, stir in the rest of the dill and the mint and serve.