Chinese Cabbage & Lotus Root Salad

Chinese Cabbage & Lotus Root Salad

I learned this from my mother, who used to be a flight attendant. The dressing is tart and refreshing.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Chinese cabbage leaves
150 g
Lotus roots
50 g
Yuzu peel
a little
3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
☆Squeezed yuzu juice
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
☆ Usukuchi soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
☆Salt and pepper
to taste


1. Peel the lotus root and cut into 3 mm thick slices. Soak in water and then parboil. Drain the water and let cool.
2. Cut the Chinese cabbage into 5 mm strips. Thinly slice the yuzu peel.
3. Combine the ☆ dressing ingredients.
4. Arrange the Chinese cabbage and lotus root in a nicely balanced way and scatter with the yuzu peel. Add the dressing right before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned this recipe from my mother, who used to be a flight attendant for Japan Airlines long long ago.
They served this salad in First Class. It was very popular, even though it was so simple. On board, there were apparently two types of dressing you could choose from.