Sometimes we are short of time and need to prepare dinner (or lunch) in a hurry. This is where simple stir fried dishes come in. Pixie cabbages, in the same family as cabbages and yes, brussel sprouts too, has a nice crunchy texture to it if lightly cooked. This dish is easy to prepare for those busy days when you need to prepare dinner in a jiffy. All you need are simple ingredients that are staples in most Asian kitchens. 

Easy Pixie Cabbages Stir Fry

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Servings 4 people


  • 300 g pixie cabbages (you can replace with brussel sprouts or normal cabbages) coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 fresh chili seeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimps
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or according to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Trim off the bottom part of the cabbages and coarsely chop if using larger sized cabbages.
  • Heat up the cooking oil in a wok/ pan over medium heat. 
  • Add the dried shrimps and sauté until they sizzle. 
  • Add in the garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant. 
  • Add the cabbages and stir to mix well. 
  • Pour in the sauces and water. Stir and cook over low heat until the cabbage leaves softened. 
  • Add salt to taste. Dish out and serve.
Keyword cabbage, cabbage recipe, cabbage stir fry, pixie cabbage