Kitchen Tips

5 Vegetables Perfect for Stir-fry

Quick, easy to prepare, and deliciously good for you, stir-fry has to rank on everyone’s mid-week favourites list. From prawns and pork to chicken and beef, the picking a meat for stir-frying is pretty simple, but what about the vegetables?


Mushrooms add a certain magic to any stir-fry. From enoki, black fungus, and oyster mushrooms, to shiitake and swiss browns, they’re absolutely delicious, quick to cook and add so much nutritional value to any dish. Include a handful of each of your favourite varieties to this kecap manis mushrooms.

Kecap Manis Mushrooms

Asian greens

The number of Asian greens available is almost limitless – gai lan (Chinese broccoli), choy sum, gai choy (Chinese mustard greens), water spinach, broccolini, morning glory, bok choy, wombok, green beans, asparagus, and more. Add any of these gorgeous greens to a Stir-fry Beef with Mixed Vegetables, a quick and easy dish for busy weeknights! It’s absolutely delicious and so nutritious.



Generally, capsicums come in three wonderfully bright colours – red, yellow, and green, which add fantastic colours and a delicious flavour to a simple but crowd-pleasing stir-fry like this Chinese Honey Soy Pork dish. Serve with steamed jasmine rice for a healthy and scrumptious dinner.

Honey Soy Pork

Baby corn

Baby corn has a great sweet taste and crunchy texture and is widely used throughout Asia in stir-fry and braised dishes. While it is readily available fresh, the canned version is always a great item to have in your pantry for quick and easy dishes like this Classic Vegetable Stir-fry. If you’re using canned baby corn, simply drain the liquid and add the corn during the last moments of cooking.

Classic Vegetable Stir-Fry

Bamboo shoots

Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots (new bamboo culms that come out of the ground) of many bamboo species and are available fresh, dried, or canned. They’re are used in many Asian cuisines and are great addition to a tasty stir-fry like this Thai Spicy Chicken with Bamboo Shoots.

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