Chinese spinach is a leafy vegetable; also know as tampala, Xian cai and hon-toi-moi, which belongs to the amaranth family. It is available in different shapes, sizes and colors depending upon the type. Chinese spinach is known for its soft leaves which can be eaten raw and tender stems. The vegetable is high on proteins and vitamins.
Chinese is commonly used to make stir fries and also forms an integral part of salads and soups. Freshly bought Chinese spinach leaves stay in the refrigerator for about a week or can be frozen and kept.