San Choi Bao BBQ Recipe

Celebrity chef, author & nutritionist, Janella Purcell, cooks a healthy & tasty San Choi Bao over Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes on highly rated TV show Good Chef Bad Chef.

As seen on Season 3 of Good Chef Bad Chef

Watch the recipe video (above right).


  • 1 tablespoon olive or sunflower oil
  • 2 spring onions, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon coriander stems, finely chopped
  • 1 cup firm tofu, finely diced
  • 1 cup green beans, finely chopped
  • 1 corn cob, kernels removed
  • 1–2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves


Heat a wok then add the oil, onions, garlic, ginger and coriander stems. Quickly toss for 30 seconds.

Add the tofu until slightly changing colour, then toss in the beans and corn and stir. Now add the sauces and oil and cook again and let thicken a little.

Turn off the heat then add in the coriander leaves and bean sprouts.

Serve each one in a lettuce leaf.

The video segment (above right) begins with Janella cooking San Choi Bao and Adrian whipping up a massive T Bone Steak for Two on the BBQ (03:49 onwards).

*Recipe by celebrity chef Janella Purcell as seen on popular cooking series Good Chef Bad Chef. Image copyright Good Chef Bad Chef. Video copyright Channel TEN.