Chinese Americans - A Delicious Way To Celebrate Fourth Of July And Bring A Unique Ethnic Touch

There is no better day to celebrate being American than the fourth of July. If you are of mixed heritage like Chinese American you may also want to celebrate the fourth of July as well as your heritage by adding an ethnic twist to some of the fourth of July’s cookout traditions. Everyone knows that it just is not a Fourth of July cook out without potato salad. For example, check out the recipe below for Chinese potato Salad.

The ingredients you will need

About 2.5 lbs of potatoes that works out to about 5-6 medium potatoes

4 slices bacon, well-cooked and crumbled

3/4 cup chopped bok choy

1 red pepper, diced

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

For the sauce you will need

1 1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp sugar

1 tbs soy sauce

1-2 tsp sesame oil

1/8-1/4 tsp hot mustard powder

1/8 tsp salt


The first step boil the potatoes unless they are still firm but cooked completely. Then cut the potatoes into bite size or salad-size chucks. Mix up the sauce. You can alter the mustards and sesame oil depending on you taste. Mix in the potatoes and other solid ingredients together in a large bowl and add the sauce. Make sure to mix well and then chill.

This Chinese version of a classic Fourth of July favorite will add an ethic flavor to your patriotic celebration. Part of being in America is being able to express your ethnic background without having to worry about what people will say. There is no better time to celebrate this freedom than the fourth of July. Try this ethnic style favorite next Fourth of July.

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