Most Popular Sichuan Appetizer
Peppery, Crisp, Sour and Sweet
“This dish is peppery, crisp, sour and sweet.” — Ou Chien-kung
Sichuan Style Peppery Cabbage or La Bai Cai 辣白菜 is probably the most popular Sichuan appetizer. — It’s often served in Sichuan restaurants as an appetizer without even being ordered, along with cold Sesame Noodles and Sichuan style Peanuts.
There are many recipes. This one came from a standard Chinese cooks’ reference. It is listed in the No. 1 position under Cold Appetizers in the section on Sichuan dishes.