tat·​soi | \ ˈtät-ˈsȯi How to pronounce tatsoi (audio) \

Definition of tatsoi

: an Asian mustard (Brassica rapa rosularis) having a rosette of edible dark green spoon-shaped glossy leaves also : the leaves

Examples of tatsoi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then Kahn added shaved radish, bok choy, mizuna, tatsoi, komatsuna and mitsuba. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Is this the world’s cheffiest fried chicken sandwich?," 7 Nov. 2020 Small plates include fluke crudo with citrus, almonds, tarragon; shaved cauliflower with tatsoi, golden raisins and pistachios; and fritto misto with summer vegetables. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston native Travis McShane to debut Ostia restaurant in Montrose," 24 Sep. 2020 Purslane is a crunchy green available at many farmers’ markets; substitute with tatsoi or baby spinach. SFChronicle.com, "Recipes for a seasonal bounty: Starters," 18 Sep. 2020 Mild and tender: Chard, lettuce, mâche, mesclun, spinach, tatsoi. Mild and firm: Bok choy, cabbage, collard greens. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, "Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead," 11 Apr. 2020 Add noodles to bowl with dressing, along with pea shoots, radishes, tatsoi, and reserved peas and give it all a good toss to make sure noodles and vegetables are evenly coated. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Cold Soba Noodles with Jammy Eggs and Peas," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of tatsoi

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tatsoi

Chinese (Guangdong) daat-choi, from daat- sink, fall flat + choi vegetable (or from a cognate compound in another Chin dialect)

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“Tatsoi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tatsoi. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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