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This Sichuan Napa Cabbage Stir-fry, or Suan La Bai Cai (酸辣白菜) is going to lớn be your next favorite vegetable side dish. Suan La Bai Cai means hot and sour napa cabbage and is a very popular dish in China.

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One of Our Favorite Winter Vegetables

Napa cabbage is THE star when we talk about winter vegetables. Walk into any local produce market in đài loan trung quốc right now in the beginnings of winter season, & you will find truckloads of them with people buying three or four at a time.

I remember when I was very little living in Hubei, China…this was the only leafy vegetable we had in the deep winter. Every family hung them high on the kitchen wall, và there were enough khổng lồ cover the whole perimeter of the kitchen. With no heating at that time, these vegetables lasted a couple of months, no problem! The outer leaves might look dry và shriveled up, but the inside was still perfect.

Napa cabbage, or bai cai, is really good sautéed with pork, added to lớn soups, or dipped in the boiling broth of a hot pot. One of the most memorable dishes from that time was when my mother would put any leftovers into a soup pot, and then just địa chỉ cửa hàng water, tofu and bai cai. She’d bring it to a boil and showroom some chili sauce—what a great meal that was, as we all huddled over the bubbling pot, eager to swim for “treasures” with our chopsticks.

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A Simple Recipe with Complex Flavor

Today, I want to nội dung this hot và sour napa cabbage stir-fry with you. It might look simple, but it has a very complex flavor. A reader actually requested this dish a while back, but I had to lớn wait until the cold weather months, because now is the time to enjoy this awesome vegetable.

True to lớn the name, this Sichuan napa cabbage stir-fry is both spicy and sour. I tend lớn make my dish a little on the spicier side, so remember to lớn adjust khổng lồ your own tastes accordingly.

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Isn’t stir-frying great? A dish can come together in 5 minutes! Enjoy! và remember to lớn save those napa cabbage leaves! They’re great in soups, or just stir-fried with a little garlic và salt.