Local fresh Chye Sim, also known as Chinese flowering cabbage or or Yu Choy Sum, is a leafy green vegetable commonly used in Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines. It belongs to the Brassica rapa family, which includes other vegetables like bok choy and napa cabbage.
Chye Sim is well-suited for stir-frying. Heat some oil in a wok or skillet, add chopped Chye Sim, and stir-fry with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and other desired vegetables or proteins like tofu, chicken, or shrimp. Or quickly blanch or steam whole Chye Sim and serve it as a side dish. Drizzle with oyster sauce, sesame oil, or a light soy sauce for added flavor. Chye Sim can also be added to soups, enhancing their nutritional value. Whether in clear broths, noodle soups, or hot pots, Chye Sim adds a mild and slightly sweet flavor.
Remember to wash local fresh Chye Sim thoroughly, especially between the leaves, to remove any dirt or debris. Store it in the refrigerator and use it as fresh as possible to enjoy its optimal flavor and nutritional benefits.
It’s best to use it as soon as possible to enjoy its optimal flavor and nutritional benefits. Washing the leaves and stems thoroughly is important to remove any dirt or debris before cooking.