How to Make Authentic Northeastern Chinese Stir-Fried Ci Ba: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: What is Ci Ba in this recipe?
A: Ci Ba is a traditional Northeastern Chinese dish, often made from glutinous rice, and formed into a sticky, chewy texture.

Q: Can I substitute the vegetables in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute with vegetables of your choice, but green pepper and green garlic are recommended for authentic flavor.

Q: Is it necessary to use Shouxi pot seasoning sauce?
A: While it adds a unique flavor, you can substitute it with a mix of soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a little sugar if unavailable.

Northeastern Chinese Stir-Fried Ci Ba


  • Ci Ba (glutinous rice cake) 300g
  • Eggs 2
  • Green pepper 1
  • Scallion half
  • Green garlic 2 stalks
  • Soy sauce 2-3 tablespoons
  • Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon
  • Shouxi pot seasoning sauce 3-4 tablespoons
  1. Prepare all ingredients.
  2. Boil Ci Ba in cold water. Don't stir. When the water is hot, gently shake with chopsticks from the center to separate. Remove when the water boils.
  3. Heat oil and fry the eggs.
  4. Add scallion and green pepper; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add Ci Ba, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Shouxi pot seasoning sauce. Continue stir-frying, adding a little water. Add green garlic before taking off the heat and stir well.
  6. Plate and serve!
  • Rich in carbohydrates and protein.
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from green vegetables.
  • Moderate in calories, but can be high in sodium due to sauces.
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