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Looking for special Chinese recipe

YYZSolly May 18, 2013 08:48 PM

I've just returned to Toronto from a business trip in Harbin. I had this salad that I loved - I'd really like a recipe.

The dish is:

东北大拌菜/哈尔滨大拌菜

Thanks in advance!

  1. PeterL May 19, 2013 10:02 PM

    What is so special about it? I read the recipes and it's a simple mixed salad with a vinegrette dressing. Cut up onion, green pepper, Napa cabbage, tomato. Dressing is oil (I'd use olive oil, and sesame oil), vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic. The white sesame on top when served.

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    1. re: PeterL
      YYZSolly May 22, 2013 04:31 PM

      It's also full of these amazing tofu strings (the kind they often have in hotpot) as well as lots of sesame oil, some clear noodles. Really nice.

      1. re: YYZSolly
        chefj May 22, 2013 04:52 PM

        Here is a basic recipe for that sort of salad
        http://www.savourasia.com/content/vie...
        The Pressed Tofu Sheets are what you are looking for not to be confused with Tofu Skin.

        1. re: chefj
          YYZSolly May 22, 2013 05:44 PM

          THANKS! That's the one!

          1. re: YYZSolly
            chefj May 22, 2013 05:58 PM

            I do not know if you had the Szechuan version but it is really good. IMO adds a lot of complexity to this very simple dish.

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      FriedClamFanatic May 18, 2013 09:03 PM

      Did a copy and paste in Bing got 36,000 hits, so it must be good, although all were in Chinese

      took the first one and hit "translate".here's what I got

      http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv...

      Bing will handle the characters........assume Google will too

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