Chinese Cabbage Hearts with Glass Noodles


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  • Serves


    as a single vegetable .
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

It took me years to bring myself to cook a plate of Chinese cabbage. My first week in Taiwan I ate virtually nothing but, being a panicky vegetarian who didn’t have the vocabulary to order anything else. Then, I lived with a very old Chinese who couldn’t chew worth a cabbage and would stir-fry the vegetable to a textureless, ignoble death.

  • What changed my mind was literally the heart of a female cabbage. There it lay on the chopping block, one small cabbage in