Beijing Inspired

In Recipes, The Piglet Oinking on October 8, 2010 at 9:52 am


The Chinese Cabbage Dump



Chinese Cabbage Salad


Chinese Cabbage is a cheap staple in the Chinese culture, just as lettuce is to the west. Years ago in Beijing, chinese cabbage was the only vegetable in season during the winter time. Therefore in order to satisfy the city’s population, truckloads of chinese cabbage were delivered and sold on the streets. In the recent years, that unbelievable image has since decreased with the growing economy and the pressure on china’s agricultural industry. Chinese cabbage has a sweet, crunchy lettuce texture and is widely used in salads, soups and other dishes; in chinese medicine, chinese cabbage calms the digestive system- great for heart burns, ulcers, stomachache etc.

Serves as a side dish for 2~4

Chinese Cabbage Salad with Shredded Tofu

  • 5 leaves of chinese cabbage, washed and finely shredded
  • 1 small carrots, peeled and julienne
  • 1 handful of shredded tofu, cut to about 4 inches length if too long
  • 1 generous handful of roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced finely
  • 2 spring onions, julienne
  • 2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 2 tsp of chili oil
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp of malt vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • ground white pepper
  • a handful of toasted peanuts
  1. Mix everything.
  2. Yes, that easy. 🙂 Adjust salt level, vinegar, or oils to your liking.

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