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Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Garlic Chives

Photo of Garlic Chives and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Garlic Chives

ดอกกุ้ยช่าย (Dok Gui Chai)
The species is commonly known as garlic chives, Chinese chives, Oriental garlic, Chinese leek, also known by the Chinese name kow choi and in Thialnd as Gui Chai, is a vegetable related to onion.

Allium tuberosum has a distinctive growth habit with strap-shaped leaves unlike either onion or garlic, and straight thin white-flowering stalks that are much taller than the leaves. The flavor is more like garlic than chives. It grows in slowly expanding perennial clumps, but also readily sprouts from seed. In warmer areas, garlic chives may remain green all year round. In cold climates, leaves and stalks will completely die back to the ground, and re-sprout from roots or rhizomes in the spring.

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