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How to Fall in Love With Bok Choy!

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Sometimes we need a little more context to start cooking with new veggies. Or maybe we just need to be reacquainted. So, if you’re not already cooking with bok choy, here’s what you need to know to fall in love with it:


Bok choy is a leafy member of the cabbage family that is widely used in Chinese cuisine. Its tender texture and mild flavor mean it tastes delicious and adds oomph to soups and stir-fries. This makes it a wonderful team player in a wide range of dishes. It’s also super healthy!


It’s green so you already know it’s good for you. But to be specific, it’s a great source of vitamins A, C, K, and calcium!


coconut chicken curry with bok choy
Takeout-Inspired Coconut Chicken Curry

We recommend you start cooking your bok choy with soy sauce, mirin, ginger, shallots, green onions, and sesame oil. It will take longer to cook than its aromatic friends like ginger and garlic, so either cook the bok choy first, adding some liquid to the pan to help it steam, or gently heat it with the garlic and ginger to avoid burning them while it tenderizes.

Ok, now we’re hungry. Try this takeout-inspired Coconut Chicken Curry or this easy recipe for Garlicky Bok Choy. 


  • PearlforGod
    November 5, 2020 at 5:18 am

    I like to use the green part of the leaves in salads.

    • Imperfect
      November 11, 2020 at 11:36 pm

      Yes! We “leaf” this idea a lot! 💚

  • Kathryn
    April 1, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Pssst! That’s its aromatic friends, not it’s aromatic friends. It’s with an apostrophe is always a contraction, a shortening of two words into one (it is = it’s). Its is always a possessive pronoun that never ever uses an apostrophe.

    • Imperfect Foods
      April 5, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      Good catch! 💚


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