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Baby bok choy with ginger and garlic

by teetee the gardner

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

This is a great vegetable for stir fry cooking!

Bok choy is a green leafy vegetable used in Chinese cooking. I have recently discovered that it comes in many sizes with the smaller size being the most tender. Last night we had the smallest that I have ever found.  It was about the size of a pencil.


Bok Choy is part of the cabbage family but the stem looks more like celery. It can easily be grown in the garden and harvested when very small (apporximately 1 1/2").


2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seed oil

2 large cloves of garlic chopped

4 slices of fresh ginger chopped

2 lbs bok choy



  • The bok choy was washed three times to remove the sand and then wrapped in a dish cloth to remove the moisture.
  •  In a large frying pan over medium high heat sautee the ginger and garlic in the oil for a couple of minutes.


  • Add the bok choy and cook for three to four minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and put a lid on the pan to let it steam for a couple more minutes.
  • Serve with soy sauce.


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marcydiané commented on 06/01/12
I love bok choy..joi choy..tatsoi~give me the choy! I eat it raw, so juicy! Stick a piece of &#x27;stinky&#x27; cheese in there as we call it, and YUM! <br/>Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be trying it.
Spirit Horse Herbals commented on 05/19/10
Thanks for the easy recipe! I am picking some bok choy out of the garden tonight and stir-frying some up!
chief cultivator commented on 05/18/10
Love this- sounds quick and easy and just in the nick of time. I actually just harvested my Bok Choy. Thank you.
butterfly commented on 05/18/10
yum! i love bok choy, and I will try this recipe as soon as I get some.
Seedling commented on 05/18/10