Chinese Potato Salad

Easy Chinese style potato shreds salad—a basic cold dish popular across the country.

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You may find that recently I posted lots of super easy vegan dishes. That’s because we are having really hot days and meat is not so comforting in hot summer. I am eating more vegetables and fruits each day to help my body to cool down. Summer is really great for salads (yummy salads from the world). In China, we call salad as cold dishes as an opposite to hot dishes (stir-frying, steaming, and soups). In fact, we have lots of salads too in Chinese cuisine and they can be made either with meats or not. The famous Fu Qi Fei Pian is a cold dish made with beef and mouthwatering chicken is made with chicken.

This shredded Chinese potato salad super easy and taste good with breads, buns and pancakes.

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How to shred the potatoes | peel the potatoes and the cut a thin slice off, using this side as bottom and stand your potato. Then cut the potato into large slices. Then lay the slices down and cut into fine shreds.
How to prepare the shredded potato for salad | wash the potato shreds firstly to remove extra starch attached. Then place the shredded potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. Cook for 1 minute, transfer out and soak in cold water. Those steps help to create a clean and crunchy texture.

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How to assemble salad | mix shredded potato with coriander or another vegetable you prefer. Then mix in salt, sugar, light soy sauce, and vinegar.

Then top with Sichuan peppercorn, dried chili peppers, green onion, and chopped garlic. Then heat oil until smoky hot and drizzle the hot oil over the aromatics.

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Other Summer Cold Dishes

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Chinese Potato Salad

Easy and healthy Chinese style potato salad

Course: Salad

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: potatoes

Servings: 2

Calories: 113kcal

Author: Elaine


  • 2 middle size potatoes, finely shredded
  • 1 small bunch of coriander, cut into sections

Hot oil drizzling

  • 2 dried chili peppers, optional
  • 1tbsp. vegetable cooking oil, heated until hot
  • 1/4 tsp. Sichuan peppercorn
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 scallion, cut into smaller pieces

Sauce Seasonings

  • 1 tbsp. black vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil


  1. Wash the shredded potato with a strainer under running water to remove extra starch and obtain a crunchy texture. Cook the shredded potato in a large pot of boiling water.  Transfer out, soak in cold water until cooled and drain.
  2. In a bowl, mix shredded potato with coriander and then add the basic seasonings.
  3. Heat oil until almost smoky. Spread Sichuan peppercorn, ,green pepper, dried chili pepper and chopped garlic. Pour the hot oil evenly on those three ingredients.
  4. Mix well and serve directly.

Recipe Notes

If you want a little spicy taste, add around 1 tablespoon of chili oil and reduce sesame oil accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

Chinese Potato Salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 113
Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g

Saturated Fat 6g

Sodium 415mg

Total Carbohydrates 3g

Protein 1g

Vitamin A

Vitamin C



* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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