Let’s Eat… Vegetables – A Guide to Common Chinese Vegetables

Here’s a one-page visual guide to some of the most common Chinese vegetables. Best thing is they are delicious and highly nutritious.  With big pics, English – Pinyin & Chinese, you can easily track down your favorites in the market and try some new things.

 

Bok Choy (bái cài or qīng jiāng cài -青江菜)

 

 

Chinese broccoli (jiè lán – 芥兰)

 

Choy sum (cài xīn – 菜心)

 

Chinese Water spinach(Kōngxīncài – 空心菜)

 

Chinese spinach (Xiàncài – 苋菜)

 

Chinese cabbage (Dà báicài – 大白菜)

 

 

Chinese celery (qín cài – 芹菜)

 

Watercress (xī yáng cài – 西洋菜)

 

Edible Chrysanthemum (tóng hāo – 茼蒿) 

 

Chinese Eggplant (qié zi  – 茄子)

 

Spring Onion (cōng – 葱)

 

Large Green Onion (Dàcōng – 大葱)

 

Brown Onion (Yángcōng – 洋葱)

 

Garlic (Dàsuàn – 大蒜)

Ginger (Shēngjiāng – 生姜)

 

 

Garlic Scapes (suan xin – 蒜芯)

 

Chinese Garlic Chives (jiǔ cài – 韭菜)

 

Winter melon (dōng guā – 冬瓜)

 

Chinese Radish ( luó bo  – 萝卜)

 

Bitter Melon ( kǔ guā – 苦瓜)

 

 

Lotus Root (lián’ǒu – 莲藕)

 

 

Bamboo Shoots (竹笋)

 

 

Kelp seaweed (hǎi dài – 海带)

 

 

Chinese long beans (jiāng dòu- 豇豆)

 

Mung bean sprouts ( lǜ dòu yá – 绿豆芽) 

 

Water Chestnuts (mǎ tí – 馬蹄)

 

Chinese yam (shān yào  – 山药)

 

Snow Peas (hé lán dòu – 荷兰豆) 

 

Green Beans (máo dòu – 毛豆) 

 

Stem lettuce (wō sǔn – 莴笋)

 

Chinese black mushroom (dōng gū – 冬菇) 

 

 

Shiitake mushroom (xiāng gū – 香菇)

 

Enoki Mushrooms ( jīn zhēn gū  – 金针菇)

 

Tea tree mushrooms  ( chá shù gū – 茶树菇)

 

King Mushrooms (xìngbàogū – 杏鲍菇)