Tantalize your taste buds with the exotic flavours of pan-fried scallops with X.O. sauce and gingko nuts served exclusively at hotels such as Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

. Read on to find out how you can prepare this flavoursome dish at home with ease!

Pan-Fried Scallops with XO Sauce & Gingko Nuts-2-4-

Ingredients for a Single Portion

3 Pieces of fresh scallops

3 Pieces of broccoli florets

3 Pieces of turnip cakes

1 tablespoon of chopped garlic

1 tablespoon of chopped red bell pepper

1 tablespoon of chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon of X.O. sauce

1 tablespoon of gingko nuts

1 tablespoon of oyster sauce

1 splash of Chinese rice cooking wine (to taste)

1 splash of sesame oil (to taste)



Vegetable oil

Corn flour & water mix


·         Add water to a wok and bring to boil. Add the scallops and remove when half-cooked.

·         Add the broccoli and cook to retain a slight bite

·         Remove the water and place the wok back on the stove. Add vegetable oil and heat.

·         Add the turnip cakes and cook till golden brown on either side. Remove and place on a separate dish.

·         Place the wok back on the stove and add a splash of oil, along with chopped garlic, red and green bell peppers and stir till fragrant.

·         Add the scallops and stir-fry with the garlic and pepper mixture.

·         Add splashes of X.O. sauce, oyster sauce, Chinese rice wine, sesame oil, and gingko nuts. Then season with salt and sugar.

·         Add the mix of corn flour and water and stir well to get the right consistency.

·         Taste and adjust flavour with seasoning.


Place the broccoli and the turnip cakes with the scallops on top and pour the sauce over.

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