Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chinese style celery salad

Celery salad

Whenever I eat meaty dish like dumplings, wan tans or bao zi (steamed bun), I usually feel guilty and try to compensate with a vegetable side dish such as boiled vegetables or a simple cold dish. Here is an example of my favourite cold dish - Chinese style celery salad. It's tangy, spicy, with just a little hint of acid. The best part is, it doesn't even need any cooking and can be done in 5 minutes. Talk about fast food here.

Chinese style celery salad
for one portion
2 stalks celery, washed and cut into crescent moon size
1 tbs black vinegar
1 tbs light soy sauce
1 tbs chili oil (I use Lao Gan Ma 老干妈 brand) put less if you don't like your food spicy
a pinch of chicken stock powder
a pinch of sesame seed

  • In a bowl mix in black vinegar, soy sauce, chilli oil and chicken stock powder
  • pour this sauce over celery and mix well
  • add some sesame seeds on top of the celery and serve

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