How to Make Delicious Cucumber Stir-Fried with Qian Zhang?

Q: Can I substitute other vegetables for cucumber in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use similar crisp vegetables like zucchini or bell peppers as substitutes.

Q: What if I don’t have Qian Zhang?
A: You can use tofu skin or bean curd sheets as an alternative to Qian Zhang.

Q: Is this dish suitable for vegetarians?
A: Yes, it’s vegetarian-friendly, but ensure the sauces used are vegetarian too.

Q: How can I make this dish spicier?
A: Add some chili flakes or fresh chili peppers while stir-frying to add heat.

Cucumber Stir-Fried with Qian Zhang


  • Qian Zhang: 1 sheet
  • Salt: to taste
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG): to taste
  • Cucumber: 1
  • Oil: for stir-frying
  • Green onions: for flavor
  • Light soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Oyster sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: a small amount
  1. Prepare the ingredients: slice the cucumber and cut Qian Zhang into strips.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and stir-fry green onions until fragrant.
  3. Add Qian Zhang strips and stir-fry briefly.
  4. Add a tablespoon of light soy sauce for seasoning.
  5. Add a tablespoon of oyster sauce for additional flavor.
  6. Add a small amount of water and then add the cucumber strips, stir-frying until evenly mixed.
  7. Season with MSG and stir-fry until everything is well combined.
  8. Once everything is cooked and well-mixed, serve hot.
  • This dish is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a healthy choice.
  • Cucumbers provide hydration and essential vitamins.
  • Qian Zhang is a good source of protein.
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