Tokyo Bekana Asian Green

Tokyo Bekana Asian Green, a leafy Chinese cabbage, is best described as a cross between Romain lettuce and Chinese Cabbage. It is sweet, a bit like lettuce with a mild cabbage flavor and crunchy stems, but best of all it never turns bitter. Selection and Storage: Refrigerate washed-and-dried greens in an airtight plastic bag for…

Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage is a type of Asian green belonging to the brassica family, but a different species than the common European cabbage. Like other leafy green vegetables, Chinese Cabbage is high in antioxidants, folate and vitamins A and C. Shaped like a cylindrical barrel, Chinese cabbage has tightly packed layers of crinkled green and white…

Sweet and Sour Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Caramelizing cabbage under the broiler draws out its natural sugars and deepens the flavor of the glaze. Preheat the roasting pan to jump-start the browning process. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon grated garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground…

Chinese Noodle Salad

Tokyo Bekana Chinese Cabbage is one of our favorite spring vegetables. Delicious raw or cooked, it add sweet flavor and texture to recipes. I’ve rewritten this Knisely family recipe to also be gluten-free, by using a variety of nuts instead of dry noodles (as pictured). Chop and mix in large salad bowl: 1 head Chinese…

Basic Stir-fry

Remember always start your rice or noodles cooking first, then it will be ready when the stir-fry is done. Make your sauce. Choose a bottled variety for ease or try one of my favorites: Stir ½ C orange juice, ¼ C soy sauce, 2 Tbs honey, 2 Tbs water, 1 Tbs grated ginger, 1 Tbs…