gordon2Every week, our new columnist Jian Wang, chef, restaurateur of Chop Chop, and mum of two, will be giving us recipes and tips on ways of cooking – not just the exotic, but tips she learned from her mother and father when she was growing up in Northern China.

She was a finalist on Channel Four’s The F Word with Gordon Ramsay. Gordon said her dumplings were the best he had tasted in the UK!

This week we have a salad dish that cleanses the palate between meals – but we love it for lunch. Quick and easy to prepare.



What you need:

Half a cucumber

Half a carrot

5 sprigs of coriander

2 teaspoons of sugar

1 heaped teaspoon of English mustard

1 level teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of malt vinegar


Preparation: Cut the cucumber and carrot into matchstick slices about 6cm long (2.5 inches)

Loosely chop the coriander including stalks to about 3cm long (1 inch)