Leng Oing Gua

Cold Cucumbers With Garlic

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 as a Single Dish.
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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

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Recently, the loosening of state controls have encouraged a number of family-run private enteprises, among them new restaurants. A knowledgeable friend led us to one such place in Shanghai, a simple but increasingly popular restaurant. There, we enjoyed this delightful cold dish, a refreshing starter on a humid summer night. I have modified the recipe slightly, since I found the bits of raw garlic in the original version too strong. A quick browning of the garlic in the wok gives off a w