Asian chives

Buchu 부추

These tender shoots are sold fresh in Korean grocery stores. They have a bit of a garlicky kick and add flavor and color to many dishes in Korean cuisine. Scallions are an acceptable substitute, or the green part of green onions, or even spinach.

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Asian chives

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Recipes that use asian chives (buchu):

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31 Comments:

  1. beckaivans joined 10/15
    Posted February 6th, 2016 at 8:57 pm | # |

    Hi! I’m trying to grow my own garlic. As a kid we grew it, and we used the bulb, the greens, and even the flowers in different dishes. Can I use my garlic greens as a substitute for buchu in Korean recipes? I can’t find it anywhere, so I always use green onion, but since buchu is sometimes called garlic chives, I wonder if the taste is similar? Thanks!!!

  2. angelahappydot London joined 3/11
    Posted March 12th, 2013 at 12:20 pm | # |

    can u use green onions instead of buchu? i have lots of green onions and they need to be used soon! let me know please!

  3. Han Su Rii Malaysia joined 10/10
    Posted January 13th, 2011 at 6:01 am | # |

    in my country its called ‘kucai’..i noticed there are 2 kinds of chives here, one with flower and one without flower.

  4. JC Malaysia joined 8/10
    Posted August 20th, 2010 at 3:24 am | # |

    This chives look like Gow Choy (Chinese Chives) or in Malaysia we call it Kucai. The older harvested plant has white color flowers.

    I am going to make Kimchijiggae tomorrow. Just got myself an earthen Korean pot, napa cabbage kimchi, radish kimchi, hot peper flakes and Gochujang paste from a little Korean town (Ampang) within our city. So I am checking Maangchi’s website to find out more recipes so I can have a Korean nite dinner tomorrow.

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