Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

A side dish that is a popular Chinese-Indonesian stir-fried vegetable dish.
Easy to cook and delicious Cap Cay.

Cap Cay is a dish from China, we usually call it Chinese food. The cap means ten, while Cai/Cay means vegetable, so it can be interpreted that Cap Cay is a dish of ten vegetables. While this recipe primarily features broccoli, carrots, white cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, and chicory, a variety of other vegetables can also be used, so feel free to add your favorites. The uniqueness of Cap Cay is the addition of meatballs, Indonesian meatballs have a savory taste and chewy texture. Delicious and nutritious at the same time, this dish is perfect for lunch or dinner. However in daily life, usually Cap Cay can be complemented with chicken/beef as well. Making Cap Cay is very easy, only requires garlic for sauteing, some vegetables, and meat. This dish can also be called healthy food, because of the many vegetables in this dish. The thick glistening gravy that coats everything in Cap Cay is so tempting and makes mouth watery. It's perfect when eating Cap Cay with warm rice, soy sauce, and chilies. You can see the Cap Cay recipe below.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 35 minute(s)

  • 2 garlic, cut into thin strips
  • 1 onion, cut into thin slices
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of cooking oil, for sauteing
  • 1 carrot, cut into rounds
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 250 ml of water
  • 3 button mushrooms
  • 3 baby corn (mini corn)
  • 2 stalks of caisim / bokchoy vegetables
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, to thicken
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp chicken powder



Saute garlic and onion in oil, until fragrant.

Step 1 of cooking Cap Cay.

Add eggs, scramble for a while, add a little salt and pepper.

Step 2 of cooking Cap Cay.

Put in the carrots and baby corn, mix well until soft.

Step 3 of cooking Cap Cay.

After that, put in the oyster sauce, and stir briefly until fragrant.

Step 4 of cooking Cap Cay.

Then add water, salt, pepper, and chicken powder as desired. Cook it until boiling.

Step 5 of cooking Cap Cay.

Add the button mushrooms and vegetables, stir until boiling. Make sure the cap cay tastes good before adding the cornstarch.

Step 6 of cooking Cap Cay.

When it's boiling, add the cornstarch, and stir quickly until it thickens.

Step 7 of cooking Cap Cay.

Pour into a bowl, and the cay cap is ready to serve!

Step 8 of cooking Cap Cay.

Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

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