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. Baby bok choy is harvested earlier in the growth cycle yielding sweet, tender, and mild greens with a light vegetal flavor. These vegetables are low in calories and high in nutrients. Shanghai bok choy is another popular variant of this staple vegetable.