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Stir-fry Nai-Bai with Egg April 15, 2007

Posted by Angeleyes in Eggs, Simple Stir-fry, Vegetables.

I’m not sure if this is the correct name but it’s what we called in Chinese. I saw it in Tesco and they named it as ‘Baby-dao’. This vege is quite unique in it’s outlook. It’s small like Chinese brussel sprouts (those on my header image currently) but has a very rich green colour leaves and whitish stems. It’s like a small plant and to me it looked like a mixed between baby bok-choy and choy-sum.

I was first introduced to this vege by my greatgrandaunt when I was staying with her in Hong Kong. That was some 11 years ago. Only quite recently (about 2 or 3 years) I started seeing them being sold here. They definitely don’t come cheap too. For about 6 plants, I paid RM3. I used to buy them in Singapore too and normally a pre-packed will cost about SGD2.99 but the quantity is more.



  • 6 plants Nai-Bai (cut into 4 sections for bigger plants and 2 for smaller plants)
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat up wok with some oil and sautee chopped garlic till fragrant.
  2. Add in the Nai-Bai and stir for a while, sprinkle with some salt then cover over medium fire.
  3. Pour in water and cover for a few minutes stir occasionally.
  4. When the Nai-Bai looks soften, beat in the egg (sprinkle with some salt) and continue to stir till egg is cooked. Lift up and serve.


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