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TV Dinners: Eat Drink Man Woman - Chicken Cucumber Salad

Have you ever seen the film Eat Drink Man Woman? It's got a great opening scene where the father, a senior chef who is losing his sense of taste, is preparing a large dinner for his daughters. In four and a half minutes you see at least seven different dishes being prepared - that's seven of the 100+ recipes used throughout the film! Every time anyone mentions this movie, I start drooling and need to have Asian food asap! To see the foodilicious opening scene for yourself, and get a recipe for a simple cucumber chicken salad,

Chicken and Cucumber Cold Salad
From Eat Drink Man Woman via Jade Dragon

2 chicken breasts
2 cucumbers
6 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
2 scallions, chopped

  • Cook chicken in boiling water, cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Take out, let cool, and shred (or tear by hand).
  • Peel cucumbers into strips, skin and all, and put the strips in a large bowl.
  • Put chicken shreds on cucumber, mix the sauce and pour on top.
  • Sprinkle scallions on top of salad.

Serves four as an appetizer.

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koffiekitten koffiekitten 10 years
Great clip, the dish sounds good.
PolkaDots PolkaDots 10 years
I luv that movie. I've seen it a few times and never really thought of the food ^^ I'm gonna try this chicken and cucumber salad. Sounds yummy!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Um... wow. I need to check out the rest of this film. And check out those knives!!! I'm guessing the girls don't have any boyfriends...? :P
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Food Food 10 years
sundrops - it should! Tortilla soup is actually a remake of this movie, which reminds me, I should add that one to my netflix!
sundrops sundrops 10 years
That opening scene reminds me of Tortilla Soup - one of my FAVORITE three movies, only it's not Asian food.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Ohhhh I just ate dinner, but watching that clip made me drool :drool: I have this movie at home actually but I haven't even taken it out of the packaging yet!!! I so need to watch it!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
This sounds great!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
Sounds yummy. I think I'm going to put the movie in my netflix queue now.
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