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XO Sauce Asparagus & Scallops Lunch Box

XO Sauce Asparagus & Scallops Lunch Box

I am using Ikea’s 365+ rectangular lunch box to hold the rice, main dish and the salad separately. You can use any microwave-safe lunchbox with a similar 1-litre capacity.



(A) Sauce

  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Chinese wine (Hua Tiao/Shaoxing)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 dashes white pepper powder

Orange Salad

  • 2 servings chopped romaine lettuce (or any salad leaves)
  • half mandarin orange deseeded & cut to wedges
  • 2 x 15 ml bottled orange vinaigrette salad dressing (or any fave dressing)


  1. Make main dish: stir-fry XO sauce asparagus & scallops. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in wok. Pan fry scallops on both sides until lightly seared. Set scallops aside on a plate. Add remaining oil in wok. Stir fry garlic, ginger, asparagus & carrot for 1 minute. Add yellow chives, Chinese wine and water (or stock). Stir fry briskly until the chives are just withered. Add XO sauce, seasonings (A) and 1-2 tbsp water/stock if the sauce is too dry. Stir fry until the contents are well mixed. Finally return the scallops to the pan to coat them evenly in the sauce.
  2. Assemble Lunch Box. Divide the main dish, cooked rice and salad equally among two lunch boxes (I’m using Ikea’s 365). Pack each lunch box with a bottled sauce.
  3. Reheating Tips. For maximum freshness, keep the lunch box in a fridge or a cooler bag with ice pack. Microwave the XO sauce asparagus & scallops (adds a splash of water over the contents to prevent drying out) and rice compartments before eating.
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2 comments on “XO Sauce Asparagus & Scallops Lunch Box”

  1. I would devour the whole meal at no time! Look at those meaty scallops…seriously drooling over here. Your family is really lucky.

  2. Good way to pack a lunch box – to use whatever you have cooked and have available! No plan is good plan sometimes.

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