napa cabbage


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Examples of napa cabbage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people opt to line with cheesecloth, or napa cabbage leaves, too. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 How to enjoy the trend: Try some kimchi, a Korean delicacy consisting of salted and fermented vegetables, such as Korean radish or napa cabbage. Daphne Ewing-Chow, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The vegetables grown today — such as gai lan, yu choy and napa cabbage — can still be purchased in Chinatown produce markets, as well as across the country, at theme parks, on cruise ships, enjoyed by Americans of every culture. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, 9 May 2023 It's made by salting and fermenting veggies (often napa cabbage) along with seasonings such as chili powder, garlic, ginger and scallions, as well as a sugar source to feed the good bacteria created during fermentation. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 4 May 2023 More allure comes by way of ivory dominoes of soft-crisp pork belly, fanned onto a plate shared with julienne radish kimchi, a pungent ssamjang (paste) made with walnuts, and spears of lightly pickled napa cabbage for wrapping the meat and condiments. Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2021 The same gochugaru, or red-pepper powder, that stains crimson a head of napa cabbage kimchi is also used in other banchan, various dressed salads called muchims and uplifting jorims, or braises. New York Times, 13 June 2022 Shaved Brussels sprouts and fennel tossed with spinach and napa cabbage get tang from goat cheese, sweetness from caramelized onions and a nice gloss from walnut vinaigrette. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2022 In the fall, her grandmother’s neighborhood of mostly older women came together to make kimchi out of hundreds of pounds of napa cabbage. Eric Kim, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2022

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Word History


perhaps from Japanese dialect nappa greens

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of napa cabbage was in 1979

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“Napa cabbage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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