[Sca-cooks] Advice on a leafy green vegetable
t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Aug 14 14:32:36 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.
No. Bok choy is Brassica rapa in the Family: Brassicaceae, Order:
Brassicales. A cabbage.
Amaranth and malay spinach are both in the Order: Caryophyllales. Related
by in two seperate Families: Amaranthceae and Basellaceae.
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