A Little Green Can Brighten Up Your Day

Mustard Cabbage

A question I am often asked is “What do you normally eat Springvales, a so-called Vietnamese suburb in Melbourne?” My answer surely surprises a lot of you guys. I don´t normally eat there since I don´t really like MSG loaded food. But I love all the Asian groceries in Springvales. They have tons of fresh Asian vegetables and herbs on offer at very reasonable price. Some of the seafood there is excellent, too, although you need to be very careful to correctly choose the Australian products…

This Mustard Cabbage must be one of my favourite Asian greens ever. In Vietnamese cooking, the thick ribs are widely used in pickling (it´s then called D

16 Responses to A Little Green Can Brighten Up Your Day

  1. Manggy says:

    It can be a little unnerving to combine Asian ingredients (think: water spinach) with Western ones like cheese, but it actually makes sense! Gorgeous and imaginative dish Anh!

  2. Eva says:

    I’ve never heard of this vegetable before – definitely need to venture out of my comfort zone and make more use of all the good stuff that’s available here. Thanks for keeping me inspired!

  3. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    I’ve seen this in my Asian grocery store, but never really had an idea of what to cook with it other than stir-fry. Love your east-west combination here!

  4. Kalyn says:

    What a gorgeous dish. I don’t think I’ve seen mustard cabbage here. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it. Great entry for WHB, not only is this an unusual veggie, but I love the way you’ve used it in a fusion recipe!

  5. sarah@tastespotting says:

    LOVE the twist

  6. Callipygia says:

    Oh what a fun interpretation…I miss the asian grocers and the many different kinds of bitter greens. I too only think of this in a kind of noodle dish but must expand!

  7. Peabody says:

    We always use spinach so I bet this is a nice way to surprise people when they dig into it.

  8. Lucy says:

    So that’s what it looks like!

  9. Anh says:

    Manggy, i once used water spinach in a western style salad (i know it sounds weird, but why not?) :P

  10. Lobster Recipe says:

    I love trying new veggies like this. I’ll be on the lookout for it next time I’m grocery shopping.

  11. Thermomixer says:

    Thanks Anh, welcome back & Congrats

  12. diva says:

    wow! this is beautiful! what lovely colour combination. it’s making me so darned hungry. love it. great blog :)

  13. Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) says:

    This is my first visit and I think I’m going to be stuck here for a few hours. This pasta recipe is such a great idea!

  14. Nora B. says:

    Fantastic and original dish, Anh. So very vibrant as well.

  15. Scrapifieds says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen mustard cabbage before, but what a gorgeous dish!

  16. Tony says:

    Good Job! :)

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