Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

This is such a simple and easy side dish to make. Whatever Thai food you are making, this cabbage stir fry will make the perfect side dish to go along with it. The best thing is, this Thai cabbage stir fry recipe is so simple and easy to follow, anyone can do it. Just follow the directions below and don’t forget to check out the video at the bottom where you can see exactly how I make it, But trust me it’s so simple.

The only thing that can go wrong is over cooking the cabbage. The last thing you want is soggy cabbage. The trick is to use a very high heat for a very short amount of time.

Ingredients for Thai Cabbage Stir Fry:

200g Sweetheart Cabbage

2 Cloves of Garlic

1tbsp of fish sauce

A pinch of black pepper

And that’s it! I told you it was simple 🙂


The preparation is very straightforward. Peel your sweetheart cabbage and then cut it into pieces as shown below. Dice your garlic into small pieces and you’re ready to cook!

peeling sweetheart cabbage
cutting sweetheart cabbage

Heat the wok to a pretty high temperature and add some cooking oil. The secret to cooking cabbage stir fry is that you need a high heat for a very short amount of time. It’s a really quick dish to make, I can’t emphasise that enough…

First in is the garlic. Give it a stir and wait for it ti start changing colour.

adding garlic to the cabbage stir fry

Next is the cabbage. Give it a stir for a few seconds..

stir frying the garlic and cabbage

Now we add the fish sauce. This is a very important part here. We don’t just put it on the cabbage we run it around the edge of the wok. This will give it much more flavour.

adding fish sauce to the cabbage stir fry

A pinch of black pepper and you’re done..

adding black pepper

Turn off the heat and tip the cabbage onto a plate while it is still crispy. You don’t want to cook it until it goes soggy!! And there you have it… Thai cabbage stir fry. So simple and yet so tasty. All you need is some jasmine rice to go along with it!

Thai cabbage stir fry finished

Watch The Video to See How Simple it is

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