Scientific Name: Brassica rapa var. parachinensis
Country of Origin: China
Yu Choi is now grown mainly for its young leaves and flowering stalks; historically, however, it was grown for its seeds, from which cooking and lamp oil was extracted. Yu Choi is similar to Chinese Broccoli, with a cabbage-like flavor and a flowering stem. It is popular in stir-fries or simply steamed and tossed with soy sauce or oyster sauce.