Bok Choy

Bok Choy (also known as Pak Choi) is a staple ingredient in Asian cooking and an often surprisingly veratile vegetable. It can be prepared in many different ways and added to a range of dishes.

Bok choy is a member of the brassica family, which includes cabbage, broccoli, kale, and others. It’s green leaves have a mild taste similar to baby spinach and the creamy-white stalks are fresh and crisp.

Joi choi

Joi choi is a lesser-known variety of this delicious vegetable. It is similar in shape but has a whiter stalk and darker green leaves, and can be prepared in exactly the same way as bok choy.

Delivering a relatively high nutrient level per calorie, bok choy and joi choi are healthy additions to any diet. They are a good source of dietary fibre and contains vitamins A, C and K.

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Storage & Preparation

Bok Choy will last up to a week in a reused plastic bag or sealed container in the vegetable crisper of your fridge, but is best eaten as fresh as possible. Don’t wash it until you are ready to prepare and eat it.

There are so many ways you can eat bok choy! You can eat it raw, either in a salad, sandwich or wrap, or you can pickle it. It is most commonly eaten cooked and is delicious when sautéed, fried, steamed, grilled, or braised for an easy and healthy side dish. You can also add it to soups, stir fries, grain bowls, rice or noodle dish, or more. Make sure to stop cooking it when the stalks are just tender to avoid overcooking it.

See the recipes below for some inspiration.


Bok Choy Fried Rice
This dish combines brown rice with veggies, spices and ginger to create a protein-packed fried rice. Omit the egg for a vegan dish.

Garlic Bok Choy
Ready in just 10 minutes, enjoy this easy vegetarian side dish with chicken, beef, or fish.

Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy
This nutritious, comforting, and flu-fighting twenty-minute recipe is made with a vegetarian broth, noodles, mushrooms, and baby bok choy.

Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir Fry
Mild-flavored, juicy bok choy is especially good with earthy mushrooms. Add a protein to turn this into a full meal or prepare as a quick side dish.

Shanghai Style Fried Noodles
Better than take-out, these flavourful and authentic Shanghai fried noodles are made with with chicken, mushrooms, and bok choy in under 15 minutes.

Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry
Tender pieces of beef and crisp fresh bok choy are coated in a flavorful sauce for this quick and delicious dish.