Easy Chinese food recipe for Sichuan bean sprout salad, one of my favorite salad dish. Simple, healthy and tasty. I learnt it from my
parents. Both my parents are originally from Sichuan Province and now live in Hunan (the south of China). Scroll down to watch the cooking video.
In China, we prefer to serve food when it is hot. So the food like cold vegetable salad is often seen in the summer. In Chinese, the salad is called “Liang Ban Cai” (凉拌菜), which means a cold dish.
My parents currently live in Hunan, which is at the south of China. Hunan is very hot in the summer. In August, the highest temperature can reach 39⁰C and the hot weather may last for a couple of weeks.
In that kind of hot and humid
weather, I just lost the appetite for everything except to have a cool and mouth
watering salad like this.
Sichuan style food is famous for its spicy. Peppercorns are usually used
in Sichuan dishes, which bring a
distinctive spice and can make your tongue feel numb (called “Ma” in
Chinese). But, in this recipe we didn't use the peppercorn, I still love the way my parents made it.
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Hope you will like this Sichuan Bean Sprut salad. Please feel free to share with friends who love Chinese home cooking:).
(Posted: 12/05/12; Update:01/10/2016)