Are you looking for a Chinese fusion in a soup? If that is the thing, then try this Yu Choy Sum recipe at home and make a delicious and flavorful Chinese soup for your family members. As the name says, Yu Choy Sum is a leafy green vegetable commonly used in Chinese cuisine. The slender stems and dark green leaves are used for making soup. It is highly nutritious and a staple in Chinese cuisine. The blend of simple, flavorful ingredients makes this a special dish liked by my family. Here is a simple and delicious recipe below with a list of ingredients and instructions. Please note that you should just follow the instructions step-by-step.
What is so special about the Chinese Yu Choy Sum recipe?
The Chinese Yu Choy Sum has many special features that contribute to the liking of the recipe. First, it has high nutritional value and is packed with vitamins and minerals, fiber, etc. It has a wide array of health benefits, fewer calories, and high nutrients, making it an all-rounder, a healthy, balanced diet. Second, you can do various experiments with the ingredients, like simple stir-frying with garlic and the addition of veggies like mushrooms, carrots, and tofu for a rich flavor. Third, it is simple and quick to make. You just need a few ingredients to make the recipe, which are readily available in your kitchen. Therefore, it’s the best option for your busy weekdays when you have something nutritious to offer.
Chinese Yu Choy Sum Recipe Ingredients:
How to Make Chinese Yu Choy Sum
Recipe Tips and Notes
Fresh Yu Choy: When buying yu choy, look for vibrant green leaves and firm stems. Avoid bunches with yellowing or wilting leaves, as they may not be as tender.
Blanching Time: The blanching procedure is quick, taking only 30 seconds to a minute. If you like your yu choy to be more tender, you can extend the blanching time slightly. Taste a piece to check for your desired level of doneness.
Draining Excess Water: Extra water on the plate can dilute the sauce, affecting the flavor of the dish.
Serving: Yu choy makes an excellent side dish but is also versatile. You can enjoy it with noodles.
Seasonings: Feel free to adjust the seasonings in the sauce to suit your taste. If you prefer an oyster sauce flavor or a bit more sesame oil, customize the sauce to your liking.
Easy Chinese Yu Choy Sum Recipe
- To prepare your yu choy, start by giving it a thorough wash, ideally repeating the process three times to ensure every bit of dirt and sand is banished. After this refreshing rinse, get a large pot of water bubbling for the next step.
- While your water is coming to a boil, take a small saucepan (affiliate link), add 1 tablespoon of oil, and gently heat it over low for just 30 seconds. Now, stir in the delectable combination of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and white pepper. Let it gently simmer, then work your culinary magic by turning off the heat and setting it aside for the final touch.
- Once your water has a rolling boil, introduce 1 tablespoon of oil into the mix, then gracefully add your yu choy and give it a gentle stir. Watch in amazement as the yu choy transforms into a vibrant shade of dark green. The entire blanching spectacle unfolds in just 30 seconds, but if your yu choy boasts thicker stems or you prefer a tender crunch, consider extending the dip in hot water by up to a minute. And if you’re a little uncertain, don’t hesitate to pluck a piece for a quick taste test, just like when you’re cooking pasta.
- When your yu choy is ready, employ a trusty pair of tongs or the grace of chopsticks to lift them from their hot water haven and line them up on a dish like honorable soldiers. Keep a keen eye out, as there might be some water trailing behind on the platter. Handle this aqua intrusion with care, as you wouldn’t want your sauce to unexpectedly take a watery plunge.
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