Sour Turnip

Soon Law Bak

Preparation info
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Appears in
Eileen Yin-fei Lo's New Cantonese Cooking

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1988

  • About

This Cantonese salad is very special. It is served at memorable occasions such as weddings and at the birthdays of one’s grandparents. It is especially fine for children, who look forward to eating it as a snack during family gatherings. Nibbling on soon law bak does not ruin one’s appetite!


  • 2 pounds white turnip, with both ends cut off, peeled, washed, dried, and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Partially cut each piece of turnip at -inch intervals along the length, but do not cut completely through. After this process, cut each sliced half into 2-inch segments.
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