Green Onion Tofu Salad (小葱拌豆腐)

Green Onion Tofu Salad | omnivorescookbook.comGreen onion tofu salad contains only four ingredients and takes five minutes to prepare. The tofu tastes so refreshing with the nutty sesame oil and pungent green onion.

Green onion tofu salad is the best example of the simplicity of Chinese cold dishes, as an appetizer in the context of Western cuisine. It contains only four ingredients and takes five minutes to put together. The salad has a very refreshing flavor and the nutty sesame oil makes it stand out. It’s one of the best and tastiest ways to add healthy protein to your daily meal without adding many calories or spending much time in the kitchen.

This salad is a classic dish in Chinese home cooking. You can also easily find it in small restaurants, especially those that serve simple food such as congee and steamed buns. It’s one of the most popular cold dishes in China, but it’s so simple that it is rarely mentioned on food websites.

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You might be familiar with cooking firm or semi-firm tofu in stir-fry, braised dishes, or frying. But did you know that you can cook a lot of dishes with silken tofu too? It’s true, the soft tofu is so fragile and will easily fall apart. But if you’re careful enough and learn a few tricks about how to handle it, the finished tofu dish will be beautiful and delicious (not a pile of random chunks!). [Continue reading]

Chinese Spinach and Peanut Salad (老醋菠菜花生)

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Blanched spinach and fried peanuts are served in a gingery vinegar dressing. The tender spinach and crispy peanuts give you a satisfying mouthfeel. The tart vinaigrette is slightly sweet and tastes so refreshing. It’s simple, highly nutritious, and … [Continue reading]