Select bok choy stalks that are pure white and firm, and look for leaves that are brightly colored and not wilted, brown spots on its leaves or stalks can be trimmed and indicates bruising. Store washed bok choy in a plastic bag or crisper in the refrigerator, away from the light, for up to four days. Cook baby bok choy whole by steaming, boiling, or sautéing, and mature bok choy can be chopped or shredded to add into soups or stir-fries. Bok choy can also be used as an ingredient in Korean kim chee.
Varieties of Bok choy at the market
- Baby bok choy
- Shanghai bok choy