Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Da Cheong Chae Week

Da Cheong Chae is another member of brassicas which is quick growing and can be harvested at any stages of growth. According to my tastebud, I found Da Cheong Chae have more rich flavour compare to Pak Choi/ Bok Choy. It does not wilt easily under the sun and do not get overcooked quick in the wok. This is the main harvest for us this week since summer vegetables are almost over and ripening takes a little time to mature as the weather gets cooler. Da Cheong Chae can be grown in partial shade. New sprouted Da Cheong Chae.

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Da Cheong Chae seedlings leaves look like spoon.DSC09057

Da Cheong Chae can be grown in shallow containers. You can transplant seedlings to make space for Da Cheong Chae to grow instead of thinning it. Look good too in stir-fry noodles/rice after washing just like that with this small seedlings.

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A good ingredient for soup, porridge and beef stir-fry. Da Cheong Chae filling in the gap before cool season vegetables are ready to be harvested.DSC09909

Our main vegetable for this week.

11 comments:

Mark Willis said...

I don't know this vegetable. Does it have another name? In your pictures it looks quite similar to Komatsuna.

Green Lane Allotments said...

You put it in porridge? - never heard of greens in porridge before!

~Holly~ said...

Pretty! I'm growing this variety, although it was listed as a pac choi.

One said...

That sounds very Chinese. Da - Big. Chae - Veggie. It looks familiar but I don't know what it is.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG,
Is this sawi batang putih/hijau? I love the green leaves but not the stems. Usually Mama would put this in noodles dishes, especially the gravy ones like mee hailam or mee goreng basah. yummm.... oh, or just simply stir fry with garlic and oyster sauce. purrrr....meow!

Daffodil said...

Oh, I love greens like these thrown into long soup with plenty of chilli and a splash of sesame oil at the end. DELICIOUS!!!!

catmint said...

never heard of this veggie, looks wonderful - I wonder if it is even easy enough for me to grow. I really lack confidence in growing veggies.

Stephanie said...

Those sprouts are pretty. The vege is very green. I am sure it will look really good in stir-fry noodle or rice.

Daphne said...

I hadn't heard of this veg either. I grow Yakatta-na as a pac choy type that does will in the heat. Maybe next year I'll get some seeds and see which one does better.

shaz said...

Looks very interesting, but I'm with the others. Don't think I've heard of this vege before. Is there an English or Malay name? I like the fact that it's fast growing.

Btw, my ginger plant is grown in a container against a wall. I think the wall retains heat and helps "warm up" the ginger.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Mark~ I don't know what other name for this vegetable. Not much referance when I try google it.

Sue~ Yup in the poridge,one big leave in the pot!

Holly~ Sisters to Pak Choi I guess.

One~ Aha now I get it. Big in Japanese will be "dai". and veggie "sai". Sound almost similar. Wonder what Cheong is then.

Cat-From-Sydney~Em...batang hijau maybe? Oho lama tak makan mee hailam.

Daffodil~ You have just gave me an idea to add chilies next time. Since we have plenty of chili at the moment.

Catmint~They grow easily. It is just the cabbage butterfly attack is worrisome.

Stephanie~They look so good in fried noodle/rice

Daphne~On the seed packets it was recommended to grow in spring but not in fall. But our summer is too hot so I try growing them in fall. It is said to bolt easily in fall but I don't have that problem.

Shaz~I don't the name in English or Malay. That is very good idea to grow them against the wall.