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Bok Choy

all about bok Choy

Common Varieties
Bak Choi (also known as Chinese cabbage), Choy Sum
What To Look For
Look for dark green, glossy leaves and bright white stalks. Avoid heads with brown spots on the leaves.
Easy Storage and Preparation
Bok Choy will keep refrigerated in a plastic bag for several days. To prepare, thoroughly wash and drain just before using. Although baby bok choy can be cooked whole, mature bok choy should be cut for cooking. Trim the leaves from the stalks, slice the stalks crosswise and shred the leaves coarsely.
Best Uses
Serve raw slices in salads. To cook, steam or boil the stalks for 2 minutes, then add the leaves and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until the stalks are tender and the leaves just wilted. Drain and serve. Or, stir-fry stalks in oil for 2 to 4 minutes; add leaves and stir-fry for 2 to 3 more minutes.
Good Paired With
  • bean sprouts
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • hoisin
  • mushrooms, especially shiitakes
  • rice wine
  • scallions
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • tofu
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