Also known as spoon mustard, spinach mustard, or rosette bok choy, this Asian green’s spoon shaped leaves are buttery, tender, and succulent.

Serving Suggestions

Both leaves and stalks of this plant can be used in your fresh or cooked recipes.

The sweet and tangy, earthy flavor of tatsoi makes it a good substitute for mizuna, or arugula. It can also be used in place of spinach, though the flavors will be different, expect more bite from tatsoi.

When cooked tatsoi shrinks in bulk, and only requires short cooking times. Opt for steaming, sautéing, or stir frying instead of braising or boiling. Tatsoi can also be added to soups at the end of cooking.


Store your tatsoi unwashed in a plastic produce bag wrapped in a paper towel. Be sure the leaves are dry before storing. Tatsoi can also be wrapped in a kitchen towel in the crisper drawer of the fridge.

Author AHO Kitchen Team

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