If you are looking for a quick and  easy to cook, healthy vegetable, then you have to give the Shanghai bok choy a try. It’s smaller than the regular bok choy, so all you have to do is cut the bottom off, rinse it in water and it’s ready to go. You can stir-fry it or use it raw, in a salad or smoothie. The small leaves and crunchy stems look really great in any dish. Mind you; they’re full of healthy minerals and low in calories. Healthy, pretty and delicious!

What’s Shanghai bok choy?

The stems of this cabbage, also known as paksoi, are bright white and crunchy. The leaves are dark, green and juicy. You can eat it from top to bottom. It is the small version of the regular bok choy. They are almost too cute to eat.

Cooking with Shanghai bok choy

Wash the leaves well and remove the ends of the white stems, the bok choy is now ready for use. In stir-fries or raw, in a smoothie, in salads and as a side dish it is a crunchy and healthy ingredient.

Is Shanghai bok choy healthy?

If you eat 100 grams of this vegetable, you have consumed your daily recommended amount of vitamin A and almost three-quarters of what you need in vitamin C. Furthermore, there is potassium, calcium and iron in it. That same 100 grams paksoi contains about 14 kilocalories. So it’s superhealthy and great for your diet!


You can keep an uncut bok choy in the refrigerator for about three days to a week. Once you have cut it, consume within a day.

In The Netherlands you can buy Belicious bok choy at supermarkets and exotic groceries.

Belicious Bok Choy Stir Smoothy Salad
Per 100 grams