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Mui Choi (Mui Choy)

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Ingredient Name:  Mui Choi, Mui Choy, Pickled Chinese Cabbage

Traditional Chinese Name:  梅菜 (mui choi)
 
What is this?
  • Mui choy is preserved (pickled) chinese cabbage
  • It is a traditional preparation method used to preserve food after the harvest for winter months and consumption at the later time
  • It is commonly used in braised dishes (such as pork belly) and other Chinese dishes

How do I prepare it?

  • Remove the mui choy from the bag
  • Soak in cool water for 30 minutes
  • Rinse in running water making sure to spread the leaves to ensure that all the sand is washed away
  • You can either leave it as a whole piece or dice it into tiny pieces for soup

Where can I buy this?

  • You can purchase mui choy prepackaged in most Asian supermarkets

What is the cost?

  • Mui choy costs around $2.50 CAD / pound

Any benefits?

  • It is an ideal substitute for salting and flavouring food

Any precautions?

  • Due to the preservation process, mui choy often contains sand grits and dirt
  • It can be an extremely salty ingredient is not washed thoroughly, so use in moderation
  • Buy miu choy from a reputable source

Additional Information?

  • Mui choy stores very well and can be kept sealed in the fridge for up to 6 months
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