Definition of pak choi in English:

pak choi

(North American bok choy)


  • [mass noun] A Chinese cabbage of a variety with smooth-edged tapering leaves.

    • ‘When it comes to bok choy, napa cabbage, mungbean sprouts, snow peas, litchis and kumquats, you no longer have to make a trip to Chinatown.’
    • ‘Place over high heat and add the scallops, shiitake mushrooms, and bok choy.’
    • ‘She favors tender young mustard leaves, curly kale, and crunchy-stemmed baby bok choy, or pak choi.’
    • ‘Turn over a new leaf with romaine, radicchio, arugula, bok choy, watercress, frisée and mesclun (a mix of baby lettuce leaves) and mix them.’
    • ‘Dr. Lee loved to whip up Chinese dishes, using home-grown bok choy, asparagus and snow peas.’
    • ‘Place a portion of parsnip gratin and bok choy next to it.’
    • ‘Wrap the squash and bok choy around the tuna, using the plastic wrap to secure the outside.’
    • ‘Downy lobster in the gentlest yellow-curried coconut broth comes meshed with delightful bands of baby bok choy and carrot.’
    • ‘Calcium can be found in dark, leafy greens such as kale, mustard and collard greens, bok choy, broccoli, beans, and tofu.’
    • ‘Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, bok choy, garlic and onions are all examples of vegetables high in sulfur.’


From Chinese ( Cantonese dialect) paâk ts'oì white vegetable.


pak choi

/pak ˈtʃɔɪ/