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Chinese Style Lettuce with Seafood

Check this easy Chinese recipe, my own version of lettuce salad with Chinese taste by simply mixing with sesame oil and light soy sauce.

The first time I tried the western style vegetable salad was when I went to Germany for a business trip in 2002. I noticed that vegetable was served freshly, just mixed with some cream or olive oil. It felt bit odd because in China vegetables are usually cooked, except during the summer time, we may have cucumber or tomato salad. My Chinese colleague said the way when we were eating vegetable salad looked like a rabbit (eating grass) :-)

After staying in western country for almost ten years, I start to realize the benefit of eating raw vegetables. It is simple, fresh and healthy. But I am not sure about the taste, besides the salad dressing normally has high calories. So I tried to make some healthy salad but with some Chinese taste.

In this recipe, light soy sauce is slightly salty plus bit sweetness, which makes a good combination with lettuce and seafood.

Although this is not a traditional chinese food recipe (because in China we would stir fry but not eat it as salad), I still feel it has the taste of China.

Chinese Style Salad Lettuce & Seafood.

Prep Time: 5 mins


  • lettuce
  • small red radishes
  • seafood sticks
  • another option: cooked prawns
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce


  • Wash the lettuce and cut
  • Cut the radish into half, add to lettuce
  • Hand shred the seafood sticks into small slices, add to lettuce
  • Mix the ingredients of dressing
  • Add the dressing into the lettuce and radish
  • Mix all ingredients and done


  • For best result, it is better to use light soy sauce because dark soy sauce will cover the vegetable’s natural colour.

Hope you will like this easy Chinese recipe and feel free to share with others who may interest in cooking Chinese food. 

(Posted: 16/05/12; Update: 26/07/13)

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