Tatsoi is one of my father's favorite leafy greens. This vegetable is also called flat cabbage because while the leaves in the photo to the left still have an upright appearance, after a good frost, the leaves will flatten. It's particularly good this time of year, when, just like carrots, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and other cold-weather vegetables, the leaves actually sweeten. In fact, my father thinks they're the best after being hit with a few light frosts. This sturdy vegetable can take the cold and actually thrives this time of year when other leafy greens turn to mush.
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I'm Wendy Kiang-Spray, gardener, home cook, and author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. Learn more about the book here. Enjoy the blog and be sure to like The Chinese Kitchen Garden Facebook page for notifications when there are new posts.