Cooking Yellow Chives

I'll be sharing with you my way of cooking yellow chives. I enjoy simple home cooking. Since I am hardly a professional cook, I'll be using familiar ingredients and seasonings in cooking this recipe.

Cooking Yellow Chives

Yellow chives are Chinese chives or garlic chives that have not seen the light of day. In that, yellow chives lack chlorophyll much like the white asparagus that is grown in the dark. Yellow chives come from the garlic family; a relative of the onions. Cooking yellow chives is common, however not limited to Chinese and other Asian cuisines. Cooking yellow chives is good if you want to lose weight. Yellow chives are low in calories, no fat and sugar content. It’s a good extender with meats, poultry or fish dishes.

Cooking Yellow Chives

Ingredients in cooking yellow chives:
- Yellow chives, cut in halves (Cooking yellow chives is easier when we cut its length into halves, at least)
- Ground pork
- Cooking oil
- Garlic, chopped

Cooking Yellow Chives

- Red onions, chopped
- Mushrooms, cut into pieces (You can use any kind of mushrooms in cooking yellow chives.)
- Egg tofu, cut (optional)
- Red bell pepper, cut into pieces
- Dried red pepper
- Tomatoes, cut into pieces
- Spring onions, diced
- Hot water
- Oyster sauce
- Fish sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Yellow Chives
Ingredients in cooking yellow chives

Let's start cooking yellow chives:
1. Put the pan to high heat.
2. Pour in the cooking oil when the pan is ready.
3. Sauté the garlic and red onions.
4. Mix in the ground pork. Stir until the pork is cook.
5. When the pork is ready, mix in the mushroom.
6. Wait until the mushroom is cooked (about 2-3 minutes). Then mix the yellow chives and red bell pepper. If you have tofu, mix in the pan as well. Cover to allow the dish to simmer.
7. Add a bit of hot water to allow the flavors to blend with all the ingredients.
8. Add the dried red pepper; and season with fish sauce and oyster sauce; salt and pepper, as needed.
9. Finally, put in the tomatoes and spring onions.
10. Cover the pan. Remove from heat until the dish is ready to serve.
11. Best served with fried fish and steamy hot rice.

Seafood and weight loss go together after all. This healthy meal is not only good for the kids; but for the rest of the family, too.

Cooking Yellow Chives

I hope you enjoy cooking yellow chives in your homes. Remember me when you cook this recipe for your family.

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. Enjoy cooking like a pro!


  1. Haven't tried cooking yellow chives. Puro green lang ang nabibili namin. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. Sure thing! I haven't tried green chives naman. Yellow chives are common in the markets of Bangkok eh.

  3. Haven't try this yet though I'm a vegan...muhkang masarap to.

  4. hindi ba mahirap hanapin to sa palengke? i should try this:)


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