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Thought it was lettuce,its Pak Choi???


 
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Loncey
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject: Thought it was lettuce,its Pak Choi??? Reply with quote

I was out in Hombase yesterday and because of the insane weather they were closing the garden centre so I had a minute to get what I wanted. I thought I picked up lettuce and as I was been hurried out i never though to look twice and today seeing as I was told not to come in to work I decided to plant it out but its not lettuce its something called Pak Choi and I have heard of it but what is it used for? I grow veg for alot of other people too you see so would like to have an idea of what this is used for? Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pak Choi is a kind of Chinese brassica, it is very tasty and used mostly in stir frys. I am a huge fan and it is very fast growing. Much better than lettuce!
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Ben Yezir on the pakchoi. Just watch out for flea beetles, they LOVE them too!
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finely chop garlic, ginger and scallions. Fry briefly in groundnut oil. Add pak choi, and put the lid on to steam. When wilted, but still a bit of bite to it, stir in oyster sauce, then serve immediately with noodles. You can also use it in salads, or as a spinach substitute, but the special texture of the stems is really good in chinese/japanese/thai dishes.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave them to a friend who loves to grow different veg and will actually eat them whereas I wouldnt really. Thanks
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