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Baby Bok Choy
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When it comes to Chinese vegetables, simple is best. There is really no need for a complicated recipe for vegetables. The key to success with Chinese greens is freshness–you want to just barely cook them, and with the most basic ingredients.

That was exactly what I did with these bok choy mui (菜苗) or baby bok choy. Some chopped garlic, some baby shrimps, and a pinch of salt are what you need. Humble in its presentation, this baby bok choy recipe pairs well with any Chinese dishes. With the Olympics closing in a few days, this is my way to culminate my Beijing Olympics Chinese food series–on a healthy note.

In “Simple Chinese Cooking,” Kylie Kwong writes, “I want to spread the word about the sheer intelligence, refinement and beauty of Chinese cuisine, which is a most sophisticated yet simple, healthy, life-giving cooking style to learn.” In a similar manner–albeit on a much smaller scale–I hope you have enjoyed reading and learning about Chinese recipes on Rasa Malaysia.

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Recipe: Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Shrimp

Ingredients:

4 oz. bok choy mui/baby bok choi (cleaned and rinsed)
1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup peeled baby shrimps
3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

Method:

Heat up a wok with the cooking oil and saute the chopped garlic until light brown or aromatic. Add the baby shrimps and stir-fry until the shrimps are half-cooked. Add in a pinch of salt to the shrimp, and then follow by the baby bok choy. Quickly stir-fry the vegetables, dish out and serve hot.

Cook’s Notes:

1. Do not overcook your vegetables. They should retain the vitality and crunchiness.
2. Please check out my Chinese greens with oyster sauce recipe.

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