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Snow pea leaves have an amazing flavor, so we'd highly recommend trying to get your hands on some. You'll find fresh pea leaves at most Asian grocery stores
Recipe type: Vegetables
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: Serves 4
  • 1 lb snow pea leaves
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3-5 cloves of finely chopped fresh garlic (depending on how much you like)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Soak snow vegetables in a large bowl or other container for 1 to 2 hours. Then wash thoroughly (2 to 3 times) to get rid of all the dirt and sand clinging to the leaves and stems. Drain off all the water.
  2. Using very high heat, heat oil in your wok until it just starts to smoke a bit. Quickly add the garlic and the veggies, taking care not to burn them by constantly stirring. After a minute, add salt, cracked white pepper, and sesame oil. Stir and mix well.
  3. Put the lid on the wok and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Remove lid, stir briefly, and transfer to a dish.
  4. Tip: don't open the lid more than once during cooking, as it will cause the vegetables to lose their green color!
Recipe by The Woks of Life at