SAWI CAISIM (CHOY SUM)


How to harvest: Pick the outer and lower leaves, leaving the central leaves in place so the plant can regenerate. Once the plant starts to produce flower stalks, these can be cut off around halfway up along with the leaves that are on it.

Price: € 1,50/ 100g

Meal ideas: Choy Sum is a leaf vegetable popular across Asia, similar to Tsoi Sim but with thicker central stalks. These stalks can be chopped up and slightly steamed, boiled or stir fried, adding great soft but crunchy texture to your dish. Check out this simple recipe for initial inspiration.