I came up with this dish last year and its been a family favourite ever since. I was in the local multi-cultural grocery store and saw baby bok choy on sale. I picked it up and realized I had to come up with a way to make it. Keep it simple, Sir – well, something like that. They were so small and seemed to call for something simple.

So I thought, how about sesame oil, a little hot chilli oil, salt and pepper? You fire up the barbecue and you’re done in minutes. I must admit I don’t time how long to cook it – I just look at it and figure it is wilted enough, flip it, and when it is starting to look good I take it off.

(Sorry the pictures leave a lot to be desired but it does taste a lot better then it looks!)

Belle says: This is one of those dishes that are so tasty, yet so simple. I love when Ward prepares this as the side dish to a meal, and if we have any  leftovers, they never last long. It’s even good cold!

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy


baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise and washed
sesame oil, to taste
hot chilli oil, to taste
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Start the BBQ on high. Clean the grill after 10 –15 minutes.
  2. Toss the bok choy with the oils in a large bowl, and add salt and pepper.Baby bok choy
  3. Turn BBQ down to medium, add bok choy
  4. After 5- 10 minutes, flip the bok choy with tongs. Remove after an additional 5 minutes.Baby Bok Choy on the Grill
  5. Serve.Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy
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