– Make sure you have everything ready to go – prepped, measured, chopped, and in small bowls by the stove – before you do anything. I can't stress this enough. Once you start cooking, everything happens really quickly, so there's no time to chop something else while things are on the stove. Just saying. Put your ginger, garlic, and minced scallion in one small bowl, onion in another, carrots in yet another, and cabbage and mushrooms in a slightly larger bowl.