Mini Hakusai Cabbage
Hakusai, also known as Napa cabbage or Chinese cabbage, is a leafy vegetable very similar in appearance and culinary usage as the common European cabbage that most Americans are familiar with. Hakusai, which means “white vegetable” in Japanese, grows a tall, oblong head with densely packed, heavily veined, and slightly spongy textured leaves. Surprisingly, it is a closer relative of bok choy and komatsuna than it is to western cabbages. Hakusai are very hardy vegetables and are resistant to cold weather, making them a very popular ingredient in winter cuisines throughout Asia.