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choi sum

Syllabification: choi sum
Pronunciation: /CHoi ˈsəm
 
/
(also choy sum)

Definition of choi sum in English:

noun

A small Chinese cabbage of a variety with mild-tasting leaves and small edible yellow flowers.
  • Brassica rapa variety parachinensis, family Cruciferae
Example sentences
  • The heavy sauce contrasted badly with the choi sum, which tasted only of water.
  • The choy sum were cooked till soft in a savoury sauce that has hints of orange peel in it.
  • Besides sampling specialities like beef choi sum and sha cha chicken, guests were also treated to a colourful lion dance.

Origin

Chinese (Cantonese dialect), literally 'vegetable heart'.

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