Liangban Yangcong (Chinese Onion Salad)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I find this dish crazy spicy and like to tone it down a bit.


  1. Peel the onion, cut off ends, cut in half from top to bottom, turn flat sides to the cutting board, and slice. The result will be half-rounds.
  2. Wash and chop cilantro.
  3. Toss onions and cilantro with dressing ingredients to taste. I wasn't given measurements, so just start with 2-3 teaspoons of each ingredient, and adjust if necessary.
  4. For authentic Yunnan spicy flavor, use chili oil and the full 2-3 teaspoons of red pepper flakes. To make it less spicy, use peanut oil and reduce the amount of red pepper.
  5. Serve with rice, other Chinese dishes, and a clear soup.

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