San Chow Bau – low histamine & FODMAPs

San Chow Bau 

Eating low histamine can be tasty and flavoursome by adding fragrant fresh herbs to your meals.  This recipe is also suitable for someone on a Low FODMAP diet too.  Great for a quick snack or a main meal.  It will also help you achieve your weight goals as it is nutrient dense and low in calories. Fun for the family. Want to know more about how to manage histamine and other digestive challenges.  Contact me  for a complimentary 20minute consultation.

Deconstructed San Choy Bau

Serves 2-4


500g chicken mince

2 tspns ginger grated

2 tspns macadamia oil

½  sweet red capsicum diced

1.5 cups of shredded cabbage

10 snow peas sliced

1 carrot julienned

½ small tin bamboo shoots cut into matchsticks

2 eschallots (green  tops only spring onions) sliced into small portions

1 bag of Chinese bean sprouts

½ lime juiced (supersensitive may need to exclude – citrus can be histamine liberating)

1 coriander plant chopped

Good grind of Himalayan sea salt

iceberg lettuce leaves

2 tblspns macadamia nuts roughly chopped



Saute chicken mince in oil until cooked approximately 5 mins

Add ginger, capsicum, carrot and cabbage stir through and cook for 5 mins

Add eschallots, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts to pan and combine well

Remove from heat and stir through lime juice and coriander. Season with salt

Place in serving bowl and top with chopped nuts

Spoon into lettuce cups as is the traditional way to serve this dish or deconstruct it by filling a bowl with your favourite salad leaves and spoon over the mixture.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and a few drops of toasted sesame oil (if tolerated) and serve immediately.


If nightshade free, replace red capsicum with diced red radish.

If eating with those that are histamine tolerant you can add oyster sauce, tamari and chopped chilli to taste to their serves.

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