Chinese New Year Recipes: Blanched Choy Sum

January 27, 2017 11:42 am Last Updated: January 27, 2017 1:09 pm

This is a Chinese New Year recipe that will make you love eating your greens. Plus, a vegetable dish is a must for the big feast.

Blanched Choy Sum

Number Serves


  • 1 pound choy sum
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Boil a pot of water over high heat (about 4 cups—but the more water the better). Add the choy sum. Remove after about 2 minutes, when choy sum is a vibrant bright green.

Leafy “choy sum,” which translates to “heart of the vegetable” in Chinese. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Plate the choy sum. Drizzle soy sauce and oil on top.

Recipe by Jenny Jiang