Introduction: Yu Choy With Soy Sauce

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Of the multitude of leafy green Chinese vegetables, yu choy is the sweetest - which makes it a great vegetable to cook in this simple dish. This dish is often served at dim sum houses, but for people at home, it's an incredibly fast and easy way to add vegetables to a meal :)

Step 1: Ingredients

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This is a simple recipe that requires simple ingredients!

  • 1 handful of yu choy
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 6-7 tbsp soy sauce

Step 2: Wash Yu Choy

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As with all fruit and vegetables that you buy from the store, it's a good idea to wash them very thoroughly - just to be safe. Put the handful of yu choy into a bowl, fill it with water, and wash the leaves and stems. Rip off any parts that are yellow or have holes.

Step 3: Boil Water

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In a pot, boil some water and add in a teaspoon of cooking oil. Once the water starts boiling, add in the yu choy. (If your pot is small like mine, use a spatula or chopsticks to submerge all of the vegetable in the water). As the vegetable cooks in the water, add in a teaspoon of salt.

Step 4: Add Sauce

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After 2-3 minutes (I said this was a fast recipe!), fish the yu choy out of the water and arrange the leaves all facing the same direction on a plate. Pour the soy sauce (or oyster sauce, if you have some) over the plate. If you like the taste of sesame oil, I strongly suggest you sprinkle a tablespoon of that over the yu choy as well - it really enhances the sweetness of the vegetable and gives the entire dish a fragrant flavour.

Serve with rice and meat - Enjoy!

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