Spinach Salad

Liangban Bocai

Appears in

Mrs. Chiang’s Szechwan Cookbook

By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Unique — Meal: Easy, Cold

“When it got really hot we ate all our meals in the front courtyard,” recalls Mrs. Chiang. “It was too hot for meat dishes, and we ate mainly rice, cold dishes, and freshly picked vegetables and fruit. This spinach salad was one of our summer mainstays.”

The salad consists of some briefly cooked spinach bathed in a sauce containing ginger, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, and hot pepper flakes in oil. Because the h