Regular vs. Shanghai Baby Bok Choy

By Cook's Illustrated Published March 2017

There are two types of baby bok choy. Here's what you need to know when you go shopping.

Regular bok choy has white stalks and dark green leaves with a crinkly texture, while Shanghai bok choy boasts wide, jade-colored stalks shaped like soupspoons. While we found that Shanghai has a milder, more celery-like flavor compared to the more mineral-like taste of regular bok choy, both work equally well in our recipes.

REGULAR: Mineral flavor

SHANGHAI: Sweet and mild