Recipe by Kate S.
Taken from Ji Pin Su Shi (Best Vegetable Dishes), a 30-cent, 5-in-square, paperback cookbook from Wal-Mart in China. Simple, home-style Chinese fare. Chinese cooks are expected to determine the proportions of condiments and seasonings. Everything is "ge shi liang"--to taste. I've suggested amounts, but if they don't seem right, just trust your own tastebuds.
- 150 g onions
- 250 g cabbage
- 2 tablespoons salad oil (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Peel, rinse, and thinly slice onion.
- Peel and rinse cabbage. Chop into 1-inch squares. Steam about 8 minutes and remove to serving bowl.
- Heat wok. Add oil and swirl to heat. Add onion and toss briefly until fragrant. Turn off heat. Add salt, soy sauce, and sugar, and toss.
- Pour onion mixture over cabbage, and serve as part of a Chinese meal. (For a Chinese meal, serve rice, a soup, and one dish per person. Choose a balanced variety of dishes.).