Chinese Cabbage Salad – a Perfect Light Starter for a Chinese-themed Dinner
A few weeks ago we had some friends over for dinner. I was planning to make a Peking duck for the main course, and I knew what dessert I was going to make, but somehow I was stuck with a starter. I wanted to make a light salad without any meat or seafood, as having duck for main was already very meaty. And this was when I realised that I had probably never made a Chinese salad fulfilling these requirements. I looked through some books, and finally, I found a recipe that seemed just right.
In the book, a regular cabbage was used that had to be blanched after it was shredded. I decided to use a raw Chinese cabbage instead. The salad was very refreshing and light, just as I wanted it to be. And it was indeed a perfect starter for Peking Duck!