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Yu choy is a leafy vegetable that produces fleshy stalks 20-30 cm high with oval-shaped leaves. The branching stems are slender, crisp, smooth, and pale green, and attached to the stems are broad and flat, dark green leaves that have prominent veining spanning across the surface. There are also small, bright yellow flowers that first appear as green buds in loosely compacted clusters of 10-20 buds. The leaves, stems, and flowers of Yu choy are all edible and have a crunchy, tender consistency. Yu choy has a sweet, green taste similar to baby spinach, with subtle bitter and peppery notes.
Yu choy is available year-round, with a peak season in the spring through fall.
Yu choy is botanically a member of the Brassicaceae family, also known as the cabbage or mustard family, and is a flowering vegetable favored for its sweet, green taste. Many different varieties are labeled generally under Yu choy, including Mongolian, Wa Wa choy, Humon, Red Stem, and Mui, and these varieties vary in size, color, and leaf shape. Yu choy is also harvested at many different stages, giving it a varying appearance when sold at fresh markets. Known by many different names including Yau choy, Yu chai, Green choy sum, and Choy sum, Yu choy is cultivated for its edible leaves, stalks, and flowers and is predominately utilized in Asian cuisine as a lightly cooked side dish.
Yu choy is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that help repair damage within the skin and fight against free radicals. The greens are also a good source of calcium and contain some potassium and iron.
Yu choy is best suited for raw or lightly cooked applications such as sautéing, blanching, steaming, or stir-frying. When fresh, the greens can be added raw into salads, and the young leaves and sprouts are mainly used. Though the greens can be used fresh, Yu choy is predominately utilized in cooked dishes, especially in Asian cuisine, and can be mixed into soups, steamed or sautéed and added into noodle dishes, or stir-fried with light sauces or chicken broth for a crisp and tender side dish. Yu choy is also increasing in popularity in Asian fusion dishes and is roasted and blended into pesto, served with potatoes and American wagyu, or mixed into flavored rice dishes with gremolata, pickled onions, and other unique ingredients. Yu choy pairs well with garlic, sesame, lemon, chicken stock, soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper, mushrooms, onions, squash, and meats such as poultry and pork. The stalks and leaves will keep 3-5 days when stored unwashed in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
Yu choy translates from Chinese to mean “oil vegetable” in English and earns this name from its close relation to rapeseed, which is cultivated to make canola oil. In China, Yu choy is a common, everyday vegetable used as a fresh, nutritious side dish and is also served as a part of dim sum, which is a Cantonese style meal consisting of many small shared plates. The leafy green has also increased in popularity in the United States as chefs are modernizing menus to include Asian fusion dishes, utilizing traditional Chinese greens with unconventional flavors and ingredients.
Yu choy is believed to be native to China and has been cultivated since ancient times. As cultivation increased, non-heading cabbages were heavily grown in China, and many new varieties were created and introduced into neighboring countries in Asia. Today Yu choy is one of the most popular vegetables found at local markets across Asia and Southeast Asia, and it can also be found at specialty grocers and Asian markets in Europe, Australia, and the United States.
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Recipes that include Yu Choy. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Santa Monica Farmers Market
Fresno Evergreen Farm ChaoNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 70 days ago, 5/27/20
Sharer's comments : Yu Choy Freshly Harvested from Fresno Evergreen
99 Ranch Market
99 Ranch BalboaNear San Diego, CA, United States
99 Ranch Market 5950 Balboa Ave #2712 San Diego CA 92111
About 153 days ago, 3/05/20
Little Tokyo Market Place
Little Tokyo MarketplaceNear Los Angeles, California, United States
333 S Alameda Street #100 Los Angeles CA 90013
About 185 days ago, 2/02/20
Virginia Park Farmer's Market
Fresno EvergreenNear Santa Monica, California, United States
About 207 days ago, 1/11/20
Hollywood Farmer's Market
Kong TaoNear West Hollywood, California, United States
About 241 days ago, 12/08/19
Sharer's comments : Beautiful
giant palem semi tangerang Near Bencongan Indah, Banten, Indonesia
About 255 days ago, 11/24/19
Sharer's comments : sawi hijau di giant tangerang
H-Mart Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 310 days ago, 9/30/19
Super Indo Depok Town Center Near Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
About 333 days ago, 9/07/19
Sharer's comments : sawi hijau di superindo depok town center
pasar cisarua puncak Near Leuwimalang, West Java, Indonesia
About 333 days ago, 9/06/19
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Buford Highway Farmers Market
Buford HWY Farmers MarketNear Doraville, Georgia, United States
5600 Buford HWY NE Doraville GA 30340
About 347 days ago, 8/24/19
Sharer's comments : Yu Choy at Buford Farmers Market
San Pablo International Supermarket
San Pablo SupermarketNear San Pablo, California, United States
2368 El Portal Drive San Pablo CA 94806
About 369 days ago, 8/02/19
Island Pacific Supermarket
Island Pacific Supermarket - Vallejo, CANear Vallejo, California, United States
2110 Springs Road #24 Vallejo CA 94591
About 369 days ago, 8/02/19
Mekong Seafood Market, Inc.Near Santa Rosa, California, United States
206 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa CA 95407
About 379 days ago, 7/23/19
Sunset SuperNear San Francisco, California, United States
2425 Irving Street San Francisco CA 94122
About 389 days ago, 7/13/19
Isetan Department Store Food Hall and Market
Isetan Food Hall Shinjuku JapanNear Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
About 396 days ago, 7/06/19
Sharer's comments : Isetan is an Asian region superior supermarket
Tokyo Farmers Market in Shibuya at Woman’s Uni PlazaNear Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
About 396 days ago, 7/05/19
Sharer's comments : Fresh!
99 Ranch Market - McKinley StNear Corona, California, United States
430 McKinley St Corona CA 92879
About 402 days ago, 6/30/19
Mitsuwa Marketplace - Centinela BlvdNear Venice, California, United States
3760 S Centinela Blvd Los Angeles CA 90066
About 404 days ago, 6/28/19
99 Ranch Market Near San Diego, CA, United States
About 456 days ago, 5/07/19
World Foods Supermarket Near Lemon Grove, California, United States
About 491 days ago, 4/02/19
Asian 101 Marketplace
Asian 101 MarketNear Carlsbad, California, United States
853 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
About 529 days ago, 2/22/19
Sharer's comments : Yu Choy Cabbage spotted at Asian 101 Marketplace .
Mitsuwa MarketplaceNear San Diego, CA, United States
4240 Kearney Mesa Rd #119, San Diego
About 530 days ago, 2/22/19
Sharer's comments : Yu Choy Cabbage spotted at Mitsuwa Marketplace.
Specialty ProduceNear San Diego, California, United States
1929 Hancock st. San Diego CA 92110
About 540 days ago, 2/12/19
Sharer's comments : Fresh!