Lettuce Wraps 生菜包

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Lettuce wraps(生菜包) are actually a Hong Kong style Thai dish which has been very popular at the Thai restaurants in HK. The original version is with pork, here we used vegan mince and it tastes very good, the slightly spicy mince wrapped in lettuce, these lettuce wraps are spicy, sour, crunchy, fresh, fragrant – a collision of flavours😋

Lettuce Wraps 生菜包

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cantonese, Hong Kong, Thai
Servings 2 people


  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 200 g Vegan Mince
  • 1 Lime
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 6 Thai Kaffir Lime Leaves fresh or frozen
  • 2 Stalks Lemongrass fresh or frozen
  • 2 Thai Red/Bird Eye Chili fresh
  • 1 Thai Basil a small bunch
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes/Powder
  • 100 g Roasted and Salted Peanuts


  • Cut the lime leaves and lemon grass into fine stripes(or put it in a food processor until it’s fine), chop the garlic finely, cut the red chili and Thai basil into smaller pieces, squeeze the juice out of the lime. Wash the lettuce, crush the peanuts
  • Heat up the wok(medium heat), when it's hot enough add oil, then add garlic and stir for 30s, then add lemon grass and lime leaves, stir for another 30s, then add the red chili and stir for a bit longer, until you can smell the aroma of the ingredients 
  • Add vegan mince, use the spatula to break them into small pieces, stir fry for about 1-2 minutes until they are evenly cooked
  • Add 2tbsp vegan Oyster/Mushroom Sauce, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2tsp salt, stir for 30s, then add the lime juice and stir for 1 more minute
  • Add Thai basil, stir fry for 30s. Take 2-3 tbsp of the done dish and serve in each lettuce leaf, sprinkle some peanuts on it.
Keyword lettuce, wraps
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