One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An oriental cabbage that does not form a firm heart.
Genus Brassica, family Brassicaceae: two species, bok choy (B. chinensis), which has smooth tapering leaves, and pe-tsai (B. pekinenis), which resembles lettuce; they are often treated as varieties of B. rapa
- ‘The crops of spring onions, lettuce and Chinese cabbage were given free to guests at a formal function to celebrate the event on Friday.’
- ‘Using both aluminum and iron pots, researchers cooked fresh Chinese cabbage, fresh Chinese cabbage with vinegar, and fermented Chinese cabbage (sauerkraut).’
- ‘The fast-growing greens of the Chinese cabbage family are nearly ideal garden vegetables for fall and winter.’
- ‘These could include Chinese leaves, welsh onion, and shiitake, possibly with the addition of tofu or shirataki.’
- ‘For the fig-glazed shrimp on mustard Chinese cabbage: In a saucepan, reduce the red wine, sugar, bay leaf, figs, and vinegar to one-quarter of the amount.’
- ‘Kimchimori is a light, mildly spicy dish of Korean pickles made from assorted vegetables such as turnip and Chinese cabbage.’
- ‘Lovers of the duck must plump for the braised on the bone option served on a bed of rice or noodles and Chinese leaves.’
- ‘Bean products, fishes, milk, walnuts, Chinese cabbages and tomatoes are very helpful in maintaining healthy eyes.’
- ‘At the moment he has cabbages, mielies, onions, Chinese cabbage, baby marrow, Cape gooseberry, spanspek and cherry tomatoes.’
- ‘Korea's most famous foodie export is probably kimchi, made with fermented Chinese cabbage in brine with cucumber, onion, garlic, ginger and chillies.’
- ‘You will easily find such commonly used items as Hoisin sauce, pea pods, gingerroot, oyster sauce, Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts and chow mein noodles.’
- ‘There, a heap of garlicky tiger prawns, flash-fried Chinese cabbage and a bottle of San Miguel made one of the best meals I had in Hong Kong.’
- ‘Another favourite Asian brassica (B. rapa var. pekinensis) also has several common names including Chinese cabbage, celery cabbage and wong bok.’
- ‘When it has melted add the green capsicum, onion and Chinese leaves and cook gently for 5 minutes.’
- ‘Sources of calcium include dairy products, kale, tofu set with calcium, Chinese cabbage, almonds, white beans, sesame seeds, and broccoli.’
- ‘This heading, cylindrical Chinese cabbage more closely resembles Cos or Romaine lettuce than our idea of a cabbage.’
- ‘Try ornamental kale and cabbage, Chinese cabbage, crinkle-leaf parsley, spinach, snapdragon and dianthus underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs.’
- ‘After the soil warms to 40 degrees, begin planting frost-tolerant greens like arugula, Chinese cabbage, cress, kale, mustard, bok choy and spinach.’
- ‘Set out transplants of celery, cabbage (and relatives like broccoli and cauliflower), lettuce and Chinese cabbage.’
- ‘Almost any vegetable can be fermented to make kimch'I, but Chinese cabbage and daikon radishes are the most commonly used.’
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