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Shanghai or baby Bok Choy is a much smaller and, therefore, a more tender version of regular-sized Bok Choy cabbage. Bok choy has very distinct white stems or stalks and dark green leaves; it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world.
Petite Shanghai is even a little smaller than Baby Shanghai and offered as a part of Melissa’s Asian Essential product line which consists of six staple Asian vegetables, packaged in convenient 1 lb. clamshell containers. Each of these staple ingredients has been uniformly trimmed and separated for quick preparation with absolutely no waste.
Raw, the leaves are deliciously mild and crunchy. Once cooked, the leaves take on a delightful hint of sweetness. Petite Shanghai can be prepared whole by braising, boiling, steaming, or roughly chopping for use in stir-fries, soups and sautés.
Choose firm stalks with fresh leaves. Avoid any brown spots. Store unwashed in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Wash thoroughly and rinse in cold water.