Cucumber, Carrot, and Cellophane Noodle Salad

Suban Sansi

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Unique — Meal: Easy, Cold

“Our regular outhouse was next to the pigsty,” recalls Mrs. Chiang, “but we also had an indoor privy just for the women, painted a cheerful vermilion. Nightsoil and manure were our fertilizer; my father collected the nightsoil and pig manure every night and spread it over the fields. It was a wonderful fertilizer, but using it meant we rarely ate raw leafy vegetables; it was too hard to clean them properly. Our salads were made from