Cold Wheat Gluten

Cold Wheat Gluten Chinese name: 凉拌面筋 (liáng bàn miàn jīn)
Style: Shaanxi Cuisine
Characteristics: This dish is attractive and delicious straight inside its tender core.

Wheat gluten, produced from wheat flour, commonly known as 'A Brilliant Flower of Chinese Vegetable Cuisine', is a protein extract from beans and animal food with high inorganic salts and low fat.

It is served after fried, stir-fried or first boiled or steamed, and then chilled, of which Cold Wheat Gluten is a variant.


250g wheat gluten
100g cucumber 
green onion
prickly ash seeds
white vinegar
chicken essence (chicken stock/bouillon)
ground chili
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
Ingredients of Cold Wheat Gluten


 A. Peel the garlic. Wash it in water and then chop it up. Place the pieces on a plate
B. Wash the green onion sections. Chop it up and place the slices on a plate.
C. Wash the cucumber, and cut it into thin slices, and place the slices on a plate.
D. Wash the wheat gluten, and then steam it for 3-5 minutes, take it out and cut that into thin slices. Finally, put them into a small basin.
Preparation for Cold Wheat Gluten




Add in the cucumber slices, ground chili, chopped garlic and green onion on the wheat gluten slices in the basin.

Mix the Cucumber and Wheat Gluten Slices, ans Add in the Chopped Garlic and Greeen Onion

Place a wok over high heat and add some cooking oil. When the oil becomes sizzling hot, add some prickly ash seeds. Stir it for about 30 seconds until the air smells fragrant. Turn off the heat, and strain the prickly ash seeds from the oil through a colander. Pour the oil from the wok onto the vegetables.

Oil Wheat Gluten

Add the salt, chicken essence, and white vinegar. Stir it thoroughly with chopsticks and ready to serve.

Season the Wheat Gluten

Following the above recipe for cooking, now Cold Wheat Gluten is ready.

Cold Wheat Gluten Completed

Our Guests Attending Cooking Class
  • Ms. Blanca in the Kitchen

    Our Guest and the Hostess in the Kitchen

    Mr. Jose, Ms. Blanca and Mr. Rodrigo from Mexico took part in our Chinese cooking class on October 5 2013 during their tour in Xi'an. They of course learnt to make dumplings and try to cook Chinese dishes, including the Cold Wheat Gluten. Our guide worked as an interpreter because they were all curious to know what the ingredient names are in English. This made the experience more interactive and some of them were interested to learn some Chinese words about food.

  • Our Guests in a Chinese Family

    Our Guests in a Chinese Family

    On Sep. 17, 2012, Mr. Jere, Ms. Barbara, Mr. David & Ms. Ms. Marilyn from USA stepped into a local family in Xi'an, led by our tour guide. Rather than a simple visit to see what a true Chinese ordinary apartment is like, it was highlighted by a cooking class by the warm-hearted hostess who taught them to cook Steamed Perch, Cold Wheat Gluten & Pan Fried Dumplings with great patience. They said that the service provided by us was excellent and beyond their expectations.

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    Mr. Timothy & Ms. Natalia in a Chinese Family

    On Sep. 8, 2010, Mr. Timothy & Ms. Natalia from UK made a private tour to a representative family in Xi'an under the arrangement by our company. After a brief introduction and an overall visit to the apartment, they had a cooking class taught by the host, and learned to cook Braised Spare Ribs, Twice-Cooked Pork & Cold Wheat Gluten.

- Last updated on May. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Cold Wheat Gluten
Asked by Mr.lg from USA | Mar. 23, 2011 14:56Reply
how many calories is in a cup of wheat gluten
Answers (1)
Answered by Ms.Lisa | Mar. 24, 2011 01:52

Every 100g wheat gluten contain kilocalories heat.
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