Chives (Flowering Leeks, Gau Choy Fa)
- from the Chinese Cuisine Photo Gallery -
(Photograph © copyright
2005 by Rhonda Parkinson)
It is common for stores to sell flowering chives before the buds have fully opened - these chives are about 40 centimeters (15 3/4 inches) long. The buds are edible. Flowering chives are inexpensive, and can sometimes be found in the fresh produce section of local supermarkets.