[Sca-cooks] Advice on a leafy green vegetable
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Fri Aug 14 12:45:19 PDT 2009
On Aug 14, 2009, at 12:16 PM, Susan Fox wrote:
> Asian markets are such fun. I discovered a leafy veg called "on
> choy" that I think I like better than spinach anyway. Very mild in
> flavor and takes up sauces like a champ.
A.k.a. hong choy, water spinach, or simply "hollow-stemmed vegetable"
in English. Most commonly sauteed with lots of garlic and ginger, or
with white fermented bean curd "cheese" sauce (fu yee or fu ngoy).
Less astringent than spinach, too.
I believe it's an amaranth relative.
"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
-- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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