Stir-Fried Garlic Chives with Pork And Tofu (Cang Ying Tou)


  • 1 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fermented black beans (Dousi), rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 Thai red chiles (more if you like it spicy), seeded and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup sliced tofu (optional)
  • 1 bunch garlic chives with buds still intact, remove the bottom parts, cut into small bits. You will end up with about 2 cups of chives
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Heat both oil in a very hot skillet or wok. Add garlic, black beans, and chili pepper, cook for a few seconds. Add pork, chives, and tofu (optional), cook until the pork and vegetables are cooked through, stirring often.
  • Season with oyster and soy sauce. Mix to blend. Serve immediately with steamed rice.