Cooking Oil any neutral flavored oil, I've been obsessed with avocado oil lately and I know how that makes me sound...
Star Anise just one will do
Pork Strips substitute eggs for vegetarians
Cabbage thinly sliced
Sliced Chinese Pancakes you can get this at any local Chinese supermarkets. These either come pre-cut and ready to go or you can get frozen Chinese pancakes and cut them yourself.
Garlic 1 or 2 cloves thinly sliced
You've heard of fried rice and lo mein, but have you heard of stir-fried Chinese pancakes? I don't know the exact origin of this dish, but my mom used to make it every time we had leftover pancakes in the fridge. It's chewy but firm and has protein, veggies, and carbs all in one delicious bowl. Better yet, you can play with the ratios of these ingredients to make it fit your diet to meet your health goals!
Heat some cooking oil in a large frying pan or wok if you have it over medium-high heat. Add salt to oil. Fry 1 pod of star anise in the oil until fragrant.
In a bowl, mix together raw pork strips, 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch, a splash of cooking wine, and some soy sauce. (Veggies: in a bowl, beat 2 eggs until smooth)
Place pork strip mixture into the pan. Fry until strips are medium well. (Veggies: pour eggs into pan. Scramble. yes, we are making scrambled eggs)
Place thinly sliced cabbage into the pan. Fry until cabbage begins to soften.
Place sliced Chinese pancakes into the pan. Stir-fry until combined.
Add garlic slices, salt, and drizzle with desired amount of soy sauce. Cover with lid. Turn head town to medium-low. It usually takes about 3-5 minutes for the cabbage to completely cook through.
Remove lid and cook on high until desired dryness is achieved. Remove from heat and serve in bowls.