Cold Garland Chrysanthemum
Characteristics: Cold Garland Chrysanthemum is fresh, mild and tasty, with good medicinal effects.
Garland chrysanthemum is rich in vitamins, carotene, multi-amino acids and coarse fiber, having the functions of promoting digestion as well as stimulating the appetite.
Cold Garland Chrysanthemum is just made through brief blanching, which best maintains garland chrysanthemum's nutrition well. If you do not eat it before but want a try, you can follow this recipe to make it on your own.
garland chrysanthemum, 250g
red chili shreds
green onion shreds
chicken essence (chicken stock/bouillon)
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
Wash and clean the garland chrysanthemum, and place on a plate. Half fill a wok with water and bring the water to boil. Then add the garland chrysanthemum, and stir and blanch for one minute and then pick them out of the wok. Remove excess water through a colander, and place onto a plate again.
Place the red chili, green onion, ginger and garlic shreds on the blanched garland chrysanthemum. Pour the water out of the wok, and place the wok over high heat until hot. Add some cooking oil until the oil is sizzling. Turn off the heat, and pour the oil onto the prepared ingredients.
Add the salt and chicken essence on to the oiled ingredients on the plate, and stir it well with a patula or chopsticks. Finally, sprinkle some fresh red chili or green onion shreds to make it more attractive finally.
Cold Garland Chrysanthemum is ready.
On June 27, 2013, a group including Mr. John, Ms. Sarah, Ms. Kelly, Mr. David, Mr. Saurabh, Ms. Mugdha and Ms. Karen from the USA, Mr. Alec, Ms. Louise and Mr. Dechlan from Australia, Mr. Don and Ms. Yasassri from Sri Lanka, and Mr. Terrance from Canada attended the face-to-face Chinese cooking class in Xi'an. The hostess taught them to make dumplings and some popular dishes including the Cold Garland Chrysanthemum. It was really fun and a good group activity with many laughs.See details at their feedback
On Sep. 7, 2011, Ms. Bobbye & Ms. Carol from USA joined our newly developed family tour in Xi'an, during which they got a chance to talk with the family members face to face, and learned to cook Cold Garland Chrysanthemum and Braised Pomfret ordered by themselves from our online Chinese food recipes.
On Sep. 19, 2010, Ms. Kerrie & Mr. Wayne from Australia made a family visit during their China tour by Travelchinaguide in Xi'an, and learned to cook Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs & Cold Garland Chrysanthemum. Up until then, they just enjoyed Chinese food in a restaurant, but on that day they had a special meal cooked with their own hands with the hostess in the family.