Chinese Chive


They are long, flat, shinny coloured green leaves sold in big bunches. They look like very long blades of grass and smell of garlic - known as garlic chives and Chinese leek.

Chinese Chives

Usage and cultural significance

Chinese chives are commonly used in Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cooking. They are added to dumplings, soup, stir fries, soups, stews, kimchi and the famous green onion pancakes.

To use, trim off the root end and the white tips and simply chop up like you would with chives or spring onion.