Lettuce Wraps RecipeFebruary 19th, 2009Recipes, Chinese Recipes, Recipes, Eating Light, Recipes30 Comments
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Called 生菜包 in Chinese, or “Sung Choy Bao” in Cantonese, lettuce wraps are basically minced chicken (or pork) wrapped up in fresh iceberg lettuce leaves served with hoisin dipping sauce. Lettuce wraps are tasty and very refreshing and come complete with a crunchy texture of the cold iceberg lettuce leaf. They are healthy and great for the palate.
People love to play with their food, in this case, the assembling–and eating–of lettuce wraps are fun to many people. It’s no wonder that lettuce wraps are so popular at PF Chang–a popular Chinese food chain in the United States–and the must-have for diners. It’s not an overstatement that PF Chang single-handedly made Chinese lettuce wraps or lettuce-wrapped chicken famous in the US. Everyone could use some lettuce wraps.
For the dipping sauce, I added some ponzu sauce to the typical hoisin-chili dip to give it an extra layer of flavor. Lettuce wraps also go extremely well with sweet chili sauce, so it’s totally up to you how you want to devour these tasty lettuce wraps. Here is my recipe for lettuce wraps or lettuce-wrapped chicken, which I believe is far more superior than PF Chang’s lettuce wraps.
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