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Choi Sum in Oyster Sauce

Choi sum is a leafy vegetable commonly used in Chinese cuisine. It is a member of the genus Brassica of the mustard family, Brassicaceae.

Choi sum is a transliteration of the Cantonese name, which can be literally translated as 'heart of the vegetable' says Wikipedia. Now, you didn't think I knew all this; did you?!

Choi sum in oyster sauce
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It's also known as Chinese flowering cabbage and is a perfect side dish to any Chinese meal - Choi sum.

Also spelt 'Choy' sum is much the same as bok choi or pak choi, they are all part of the Chinese cabbage family.

This is so easy, all you need is some kind of steamer - a bamboo steamer is ideal, it sits on a trivet over boiling water in a wok.

Bamboo steamer

Delicious as a starter as are Sesame Prawn Toasts.

Choi Sum Recipe

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  1. You cook better than Chinese!! Happy Chinese New Year!

  2. I want to nibble on those fried shallots.

  3. This is my daughters favourite Asian dish, but I haven't put the fried shallots on top before! Yum!

  4. Happy Chinese New Year Jan and a long life:D

  5. Hapy Chinese New Year, Jan, may you live long and prosper.

    This looks fab, as does everything else, you've obviously been cooking up a storm while I've been AWOL.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad too. I guess it never gets any easier does it?


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