Definition of choi sum in English:

choi sum

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Pronunciation: /tʃɔɪ ˈsʌm
(also choy sum)


  • A small Chinese cabbage of a variety with mild-tasting leaves and small edible yellow flowers.
    • Brassica rapa variety parachinensis, family Cruciferae
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    • 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.


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

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