Spicy Cold Celery Cabbage


Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    as a single appetizer .
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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This is a very popular Chinese condiment. The spectacular smooth, crisp texture is attained by soaking in salted water. Don’t make it, however, unless the celery cabbage is in season and is tender. It is a cool, biting dish, absolutely delicious.


  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 5 cups <


Dissolve the salt in 1 cup boiling water; pour it into a large salad bowl or kettle and add 5 cups cold water. Set it aside to cool completely.

Cut off the root end of the cabbage and separate the stal