I recently had some spicy chicken teriyaki. It came with a side of what was just cabbage in some clear liquid. I've not had luck identifying it online, any idea what it may have been?

It was a bit tangy and sweet, but nicely balanced out the spicy teriyaki. It wasn't overly drenched in liquid, but there was a fair amount. Again, I didn't see any other vegetables. It wasn't creamy at all, like a coleslaw.

The cabbage was still mostly crunchy.

  • Possible duplicate of What is the Chinese celery and cabbage appetizer called and how is it made?
    – SQB
    Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 20:38
  • They may be similar but that question specifically mentions celery and this one says it was cabbage only. I'm not convinced that they are the same. This is also a side dish and the other was an appetizer... and that question is about Chinese cuisine and this one is about Japanese.
    – Catija
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 21:53

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Sounds like a basic Asian Cabbage Slaw. Sometimes the dressing is made with rice vinegar, lemon juice maybe a little sesame oil to make a vinaigrette. I'm sure the dressing is dependent on the restaurant. where did you get it?

  • That sounds about right. I'll have to search for that.... Bellevue, WA
    – Chad
    Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 3:47

Was the cabbage translucent? If so, this sounds like Japanese amazu pickled cabbage.

  • Not particularly translucent, but thanks for the idea.
    – Chad
    Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 17:17

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