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Bariatric San Choy Bow

SS Diets Recipe Bariatric San Choy Bow (620x930)

Enjoy the delicious flavours of this Asian-inspired Bariatric San Choy Bow. It’s full of protein and veggies and is a healthy choice as part of your bariatric diet. The beauty of this dish is that it’s not just designed for post-bariatric surgery patients. While these little parcels are an easy way to keep your portions under control, your non-bari family and friends can eat exactly the same as you, just a little more. If you’re cooking this recipe for one, keep in mind that there’s enough here for 3-5 full bariatric meals.

💡 This recipe is only suitable as a stage 4 bariatric post-operative diet.

🍽 3-5 bariatric meals | ⏱ 40 minutes


  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 250g chicken mince
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 4 chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 can water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Serve with…

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • Lemon wedges for a touch of zing


  1. Pour half the peanut oil into a hot pan and add garlic, carrots and celery
  2. Once the garlic has turned golden, add the chicken mince and the rest of the peanut oil
  3. Cook the chicken on medium-high heat until slightly browned
  4. Stir through the rest of the vegetables
  5. Add the ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauces sesame oil
  6. Add the bean shoots last to ensure they remain crunchy. Combine until heated through.

💡 Tip: Because meal sizes are smaller for people who are post-bariatric surgery, when buying mince, separate it into 100g portions as soon as you get home and freeze it for future use. Ground meats will be good for 3-4 months in the freezer. Once thawed, do not refreeze uncooked meat.

🥬 🫘 For a vegetarian option, try swapping the chicken mince for 200g of lentils.

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