Chinese Celery can be distinguished from ordinary celery by its size, color, taste and pronounced fragrance. This Asian herb is thought to have originated from a wild form of celery.
Compared to western celery, Chinese Celery is actually quite small. Its stalks are thin, hollow and extremely crunchy. Colors range from white to dark green and both the stems and stalks have a strong flavor. When used as an herb, it adds great flavor to soups and braised dishes. As a vegetable, Chinese Celery is often stir-fried and almost never used raw.