Bok choy, also referred to as Chinese white cabbage, pok choi, or pak choi, is a type of cabbage that is essential to Asian cuisine. These iconic vegetables are what most people think of when they think of Asian vegetables. These cabbages are sweet and mild with a light vegetal flavor. Baby bok choy are harvested earlier in the growth cycle yielding more tender, sweet, and flavorful vegetables. Shanghai bok choy is another popular variant of this staple vegetable.
Uses: Blanch and then stir-fry with your favorite flavorings. Cut in half, toss with oil, and roast at 450°F until well browned for a complex and umami-rich side.