Also known as celery cabbage, wong nga bok, siu choy (Chinese) and hakusai (Japanese), Napa cabbage is a type of Chinese cabbage originating near the Beijing region of China, and is widely used in East Asian cuisine.
Care and Handling
Ideal Storage Temperature: 33°-36°F. 90-95% relative humidity. Refrigerate immediately after receiving.
- Look for light green leaves with a squared-off tip. Green to slightly pale leaves are better than yellow or white. Fairly thick and pliable leaves will be more tender and juicy. Good quality product will be loose-leafed, and fairly heavy in relation to size.
- Replace traditional cabbage with Napa cabbage in recipes, but reduce cooking time (tender leaves cook faster).
Did You Know?
Napa cabbage is pickled, salted, and flavored with ginger and chili peppers to make kim chi, the national dish of Korea.