Chinese-style Ground Meat Lettuce Wrap

Chinese-style Ground Meat Lettuce Wrap

With this recipe, you will eat lots of lettuce leaves. The oyster sauce adds a Chinese flair. Doesn't it look like the filling for spring rolls?

Ingredients: 4 servings

As much as you can eat
Ground pork or chicken (try one or combine)
Mushrooms (any type dried shiitake, oyster mushrooms, etc)
To taste
Bamboo Shoots (optional)
To taste
2 teaspoons
☆Oyster sauce
2 teaspoons
☆Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
☆Chicken stock granules
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Katakuriko slurry
as needed


1. Finely dice the mushroom, carrot, and bamboo shoot.
2. Gently separate the lettuce, leaf by leaf. Wash and set aside. (I used two heads of lettuce, and wish I had bought a third).
3. Note: If you look at the underside of the lettuce and use both of your thumbs to push in the stem, it should pop right off.
4. Heat oil in a pan and cook the meat. When it has browned, add the vegetables from Step 1.
5. When the vegetables have cooked, add in the ☆ seasonings. Dissolve the katakuriko in a little bit of cold water. Turn off the heat and add in the dissolved katakuriko. This should thicken the mixture in residual heat.
6. Take the mixture from Step 5 and wrap it in the prepared lettuce leaves. Enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a dish like this at a restaurant. I couldn't forget the taste and developed this recipe through trial and error.