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Liang Ban Jiu Cai--Chinese Chive Salad 
Jul. 11, 2010 10:17 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2010 2:36 pm
Summer is finally here in Seattle. With the warm weather, salad is the best thing that you can eat! As a matter of fact, Chinese cuisine also has salad as well, we call it "Liang Ban Cai", which means cold dish. I think you will like what I am sharing today. It will only take a few minutes to prepare.

Liang Ban Jiu Cai is a cold dish--Chinese Chives in vinegar, soy sauce, sesame seed and red chili oil.

Servings: 2-as a side dish

1 bunch Chinese chives (about 3 cups)--cut into 2 inch lengths
3 tablespoon red chili oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
2 tablespoon chicken stock
2 teaspoon sesame seed
2 cloves pressed garlic (optional)

Mix rice vinegar, light soy sauce and chicken stock as dressing.

Heat up the water and bring to a boil. Put in the chives and turn off the stove immediately. Let the chives stay in the hot water for 1 minute.

Drain the water, transfer the chives to a serving plate. Let the chives cool down and pour in the dressing. Mix well, and put sesame seed on top. You are ready to serve.

NOTE: I like to keep the flavor simple at times, so personally I tend to leave the garlic out. Chive has a strong aroma itself :P

Liang Ban Jiu Cai finished
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Jul. 11, 2010 3:29 pm
Whenever I see your blogs, I'm usually in a hurry and plan on coming back to see what you are fixing. Are Chinese chives anything like what I might be growing in my garden? I'm trying to expand my tastes outside my Midwest upbringing and enjoy seeing what you make. Do you ever read Good EatNZ blogs? She and I just did a joint blog about stuffed grape leaves, another food I would never have thought of trying. Thanks for posting another food for thought!
Jul. 17, 2010 7:03 am
Sorry about the delay...Chinese chives are larger than regular ones...
Jul. 17, 2010 10:49 am
This really sounds wonderful. So Simple.
Jul. 29, 2010 2:36 pm
Sounds like a great meal to me. I'll have this along with the black bean tofu I think. I can't find chinese chives so I think I'll try it with green onions (the green part only).
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A simple guy in Seattle who is a Registered Nurse. I LOVE to cook and explore the balance between creative Asian cooking and authentic flavor with limited ingredients. I will update a new dish every week. Recipes are due by midnight every Sunday. Recipes might be updated earlier than Sunday. I will also post tips on Asian cooking periodically...
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