Also known as Chinese cabbage, bok choy is a staple in Asian cooking and can most commonly be found in soups, stir-fries, or noodle dishes. Unlike standard cabbages, the head of the plant is soft and has leaf blades that form a cluster similar to that of celery plants. The flavor is mild and pleasant like cabbage.
Look for bok choy at the farmers' market at specialty produce stands. There you will find bok choy, baby bok choy, and other varieties that are hard to find elsewhere.
Not only is this tasty green high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, it's also low in calories. Whether it’s steamed, boiled, or sautéed, bok choy is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Look for leaves that are brightly colored and not wilted, brown spots on its leaves or stalks can be trimmed and indicates bruising.
Store washed bok choy in a plastic bag or crisper in the refrigerator, away from the light, for up to four days.