Chinese cabbage is a vegetable belonging to the genus cabbage from the Crucifix family. It is a fast-growing cabbage, coming from East Asia. The cabbage is widely grown in China (around Beijing), Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Dutch Garden Seeds sells the brand buzzy seeds the chinese cabbage seeds 'self-closing shell'.
Chinese Cabbage in the Kitchen
Chinese cabbage has leaves with broad veins. Chinese cabbage has no cabbage taste and can be eaten raw or cooked. The taste is the best if the cabbage is biting, which is achieved after 10 minutes of cooking. Chinese cabbage can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, even if cut in half.