Honey & Garlic Yams or Earth Gems with Bok Choy

This recipe can use Yams or Earth Gems and is super quick and easy to make. Enjoy as a side dish with your dinner or with a salad to complement.


350g Yams or Earth Gems 

3 Garlic cloves 

1 tablespoon Honey 

2 tablespoons Soy Sauce 


2 bunches Pak Choy 

Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180 degrees, ensuring it's reaches this temperature before you roast.

  2. Next, wash and dry the Yams or Earth Gems, patting them dry to remove any excess moisture. Place these root veggies on a baking tray and drizzle them with olive oil, followed by a some salt and pepper.

  3. Allow the Yams/Earth Gems to bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until they are crispy on the outside.

  4. While the Yams are in the oven, prepare the Pak Choy by rinsing thoroughly. Slice the Pak Choy into quarters, ensuring they are ready to join the dish once the Yams have baked to perfection.

  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the honey, oil, soy sauce, and crushed garlic. Stir the mixture until it forms a harmonious blend of sweet and savoury flavours.

  6. At the 25-minute mark, remove the Yams or Earth Gems from the oven. Pour the honey mixture generously over them, and introduce the prepared Pak Choy to the mix. Make sure each piece of Pak Choy is coated  with the honey mixture.

  7. Return the dish to the oven for an additional 10 minutes. This step allows the flavours to meld, the Yams to become tender on the inside, and the Pak Choy to achieve a perfect balance of crispiness and tenderness.

  8. Remove from the oven. To add a final touch of elegance, garnish with sesame seeds, though this step is optional.