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
Prep Time: 5 mins
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)