Choi Sum Cabbage
Inventory, 30 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 12/28/16
Choi Sum plants can vary greatly in appearance, including in height and color. All Choi Sum has a common thread; they are characterised by their yellow flowering shoots produced from their fleshy stalks. Their appearance resembles broccoli rabe and mustard greens with oval-shaped, pointed tipped leaves. Choi Sum has a mildly cruciferous flavor similar to young broccoli and spinach with its flowers delivering a more pungent, mustard-like flavor.
Choi Sum is available year-round.
Choi Sum AKA Choy Sum, and botanical name Brassica rapa var. parachinensis, literally means "vegetable heart". Other given names based on language are Tsoi sum and Cai xin (Chinese), Cai ngot (Vietnamese), Pakauyai (Thai), Saishin (Japanese) and False Pak Choi. Choi Sum is one of the most delicate member of the Chinensis family. Chinensis varieties do not form heads, rather they grow leafy blades much like celery and mustard.
Choi Sum is utilized for its young leaves and stems, parts of the larger leaves when mature and it flowering shoots. Choi Sum can be used raw in salads, lightly steamed, added to stir-fries, and it is traditionally combined with other greens and used in soups. Complimentary pairings include garlic, shallots, ginger, chiles, citrus, anchovies, bacon, cream and cream based sauces, legumes, potatoes and vinaigrettes.
Choi Sum is a cool season vegetable native to mainland China. It is one of the most important leafy vegetables in South China. At least 30 distinct varieties are cultivated there, specifically selected based upon the number of days it takes each variety to mature. Outside of China and Japan, Choi Sum is less relevant. It is cultivated in Asian farming communities throughout the Western hemisphere only where it readily adapts to uniform climatic and soil conditions.
Recipes that include Choi Sum Cabbage. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Roti & Rice||Yu Choy Sum|
|The Woks Of Life||Creamy Roasted Choy Sum Pesto Pasta|
|Bale, Cook, Eat||Choi Sum with Garlic Oil and Oyster Sauce|
|Saucy Spatula||Chicken and Rice Soup with Choy Sum|
|Chew Town||Tuna, Choy Sum, and Quinoa Patties|