Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Japanese Cucumber (Cucumis sativus), Yau Char Kwai (Chinese Cruller) and Turnips (Sengkuang) Salad Recipe

This salad has all the ingredients that I love. It has a good mix of crunchy turnips and Japanese cucumber. Instead of topping it with the usual croutons, I used some of the leftover Yau Char Kwai (Chinese crullers) that I bought for breakfast. The Yau Char Kwai has already turned soft, so I fried it without oil at low heat in my non-stick pan to make it crispy again.

Ingredients
Japanese Cucumber, 1 pc, cut into bite size
Turnips, 1 small, cut into bite size
Tomato, 1 pc, cut into cubes
Yau Char Kwai, 1 pc, cut into 1cm width
Salad Dressing Thousand Island Salad Dressing, 5 tablespoons
Extra Virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon
Cream Cheese (optional), 2 tablespoons, break into small pieces
A dash of pepper

Mix all the salad dressing ingredients thoroughly. Put Japanese cucumber, turnips and tomato in a salad bowl. Pour the dressing into the vegetables. Place the yau char kwai on top of the salad.

16 comments:

Mei Teng said...

Have never ever thought of having yau char kwai in salads. But why not? Great idea for salad.

Thanks for sharing

smallkucing said...

Salad with YCK?

Usually YCK if soft alrady, i will put into the oven. I didnt goreng once more coz will be very oily

reanaclaire said...

in taiping, they goreng the yau char kwai for rojak.. crispy and nice when eaten with sauce..

mNhL said...

What a special salad you have created ! If added some fried tau pok should also be nice ya. Just like what they did with the rojak buah. hehe

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

great idea! look so nice and refreshing!

suituapui said...

Add crushed peanuts...or peanut cake to the dressing. Very nice. They say can add peanut butter instead...also nice. Never tried though...

umihoney said...

Hello my friend Pete,
My oh my..lovely salad Pete.Must try this..simply mouth watering.Thank you for sharing ya.
Have a great week ahead Pete.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I like the yau char kwai... hehe...

penny aka jeroxie said...

You are lucky to have fresh YCK over there!

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious and satisfying!

[SK] said...

oh, a very nice combination for rojak.. hehehe.. :p

wenn said...

i love YCK.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

wow! 1st time noe bout using chinese crullers for salad! nice i likey!

Annie Q said...

Oh..this is something new and interesting. YCK in the salad.

Jen Cheung said...

very interesting dish! never tried it before but it looks really delicious la

have a lovely day
jen @ www.passion4food.ca

Ayie said...

a very healthy salad pete!

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