Dong Choy or Tung Choy

Ingredient Name: Dong choy, tung choy, tong choy

Traditional Chinese Name: 冬菜(dōng cài)

What is this?
  • A common traditional Chinese ingredient that is composed of (depending on make and brand) cabbage, garlic and salt
  • The cabbage is chopped very finely and is preserved in garlic and salt (so it is quite salty)
  • Excellent in stewed, steamed, fried dishes and soups

How do I prepare it?

  • Use directly out of jar

Where can I buy this?

  • Available in most supermarkets and wet marts

What is the cost?

  • Varying prices depending on size and brand, but usually not very expensive

Any benefits?

  • Extremely flavorful when added to soups of stews
  • All natural ingredients

Any precautions?

  • High amount of salt (sodium) so take in moderation

Any additional information?

  • Store in  refrigerated environment for up to 6 months