Stir-Fried Chinese Lettuce, Garlic, and Black Beans

Preparation info
  • Makes

    3 to 4

    servings as part of a multicourse meal
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

The Chinese love a vegetable not often seen in the United States. They call it lettuce; in America it might be labeled celtuce, stem lettuce, woh sun, or Chinese lettuce. In my local Asian market, it is labeled A-choy. With leafy greens sprouting from a long, thick stem, it looks like a little tree. The tops resemble romaine lettuce, which makes a fine substitute. The thick, tender stems have the texture of broccoli stems or kohlrabi, with a lettuce-like flavor. In America, the tops