Cold Sesame Pak Choi

"A zippy Asian side dish that just happens to be vegan. Also great with mung bean sprouts, green beans or broccoli. Time includes 1 hour to chill."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Steam or boil pak choi to desired doneness (we like ours to still be a bit firm).
  • Drain choi in a colander and use a wooden spoon to push the choi against the sides of the colander and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  • Once choi is as dry as possible, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and green onions in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add choi and toss to coat.
  • Allow to chill in the fridge for one hour.
  • Just before serving, add the sesame oil and sesame seeds and toss to coat. Enjoy!

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  1. Jazmina
    This was a very nice fresh dish. Wonderful cold, you could really taste the Bok Choi through the marinade. We found it needed a little salt to balance out the soy and bring up the sweetness. All around it has an nice flavor balance. Thanks!


<img src=""> Pescetarian, lovin' the hippie-eats, learned to cook authentic Japanese fare in Kyoto! Okay, I figured I should add a bit to the above, so here goes: I'm a on-air personality on a radio station in the city where I live. My girlfriend and I recently bought an art gallery and are in the midst of remodelling the lofts above it for a living space. My girlfriend and I travel frequently - we just got back from a three week trip to Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil - and I love to pick up recipes as I go. We've been vegetarian (although we eat fish) for about a year and a half and I absolutely love it. We eat tons of fresh veggies and fruit and pasta and grains and a moderate amount of fish...and I can't imagine ever craving meat in my diet again! My family are a very meat-and-potatoes type of mid-western, so they are absolutely baffled by this. I think they must imagine what goes on their dinner-plates (Steak, a few pieces of broccoli, a baked potato) and wonder how we can survive on what's left after you remove the meat. Luckily, I'm a pretty good cook - no, make that a very daring cook! No fear! - and my girlfriend is kind of human garbage disposal. Seriously, she's never met an obscure ethnic dish she didn't like. So, that's it for now.
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