Kinchay is a Filipino term for asian celery. Kinchay is also said to be a Chinese Parsley, the flat leaf variety of Parsley and not the one with curly leaves.

Kinchay is used in the Philippines in several ways, but I can remember that my mommy used the leaves only to garnish her Pancit Bihon (Rice Noodles).

In Germany, I used it a lot, but the variety with curled leaves as shown in the Picture below.

Kichay is usually mistaken as Wan Soy (Coriander/Cilantro) as they look alike in so many ways. So as not to make mistakes , I always get a small part of a leaf and smell. It is really the smell that one can recognize if it is a flat-leaf parsley or a Coriander/Cilantro as Corianer/Cilantro has that very Special smell different from Kichay (Chinese Parsley) 

 

Parsley/Kinchay/Petersilie
Kinchay is what this herb is called in the Philippines and known as Parsley in English

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