What is Bok Choy and how do you cook it?

United States
June 23, 2008 10:36pm CST
I've had bok choy in dishes before, but never cooked with it. I've heard that it's really healthy. But I don't know how to cook it. Does anyone have instructions on how to prepare it so that it doesn't lose nutrients. Or, favorite Bok Choy recipes? Would appreciate. Thanks!
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6 responses
• United States
24 Jun 08
Bok choy is a Chinese cabbage that can be severed cold in a salad or made in a stir fry. I love bok choy. I do not cook much chines or stirfry but I would guess you could stir fry veggies like snap peas, carrots, bok choy, cabbage, onions in a little oil and before they are really soggy add some soysauce and and then eat.
@brimia (6588)
• United States
24 Jun 08
that's basically how I make my stir fry...I love all those veggies
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• United States
24 Jun 08
Well now you have a new veggie to add to the stir fry
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• Philippines
24 Jun 08
It's a Chinese cabbage or Petchay in Tagalog. I usually put it in Nilagang Baboy or Baka (beef or pork stew), in Kare-Kare - another Filipino dish made from peanut sauce with variety of vegetables like petchay, eggplant and sitaw or string beans, stewed beef or oxtail. It is eaten with shrimp paste, it is considered as integral part of the dish, it was often used to add taste to the dish and make it more delicious.And the easiest dish I cook using bok choy is stir fried it with pork. As for the preparation, I just washed it and put in a bowl of water for a few minutes. Bok Choy is one of my favorite vegetables, you must try to cook and eat it, not only it's delicious, it's very healthy too. {em]happy[/em]
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• United States
24 Jun 08
Thank you very much for all your information. I never knew so many enjoyed it! I am happy to hear that it is easy to cook, too.
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• Australia
24 Jun 08
You have to make sure that you wash it well - as in where you said to soak it in a bowl of water for a few minutes, because you want it to be nice and crunchy, but not in a gritty way!
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I love bok choy. I tend to keep things very simple in the kitchen, beauty. I just steam it with a little soy sause in the water. Easy, easy.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I add it to stir fry sometimes. I add it in at about the same time you would add the broccoli, maybe a little after. It takes really good.
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@lilybug (21183)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I have used bok choy a few times before. It is related to cabbage I believe. I use it in Chinese dishes that I make. Last time I used it was in some Lo Mein that I made. I did not follow a recipe. I just kind of added stuff.
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• Canada
25 Jun 08
I think it's a type of Chinese cabbage. I am not sure how to ook it, but my husband would know. He's the gourmet cook in the amily. I hate cooking, bu he loves it. I'll send this discussion to him, and see if he can answer your question for you.