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Entry from February 02, 2021
“A stir fry is just a hot salad”

Stir fry has been compared to a hot salad.

“Stir fry is just like having a hot salad. Random thought” was posted on Twitter by Megan Kittrell on December 26, 2010. “Stir Fry is just hot salad.  Wow. It’s good to say that out loud” was posted on Twitter by holly walsh on August 2, 2012. “A stir fry is just a hot salad #fb” was posted on Twitter by supercujo Corleone on January 13, 2015.

“A stir-fry is basically a hot salad” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on May 25, 2015. “A stir fry is just a hot salad” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 21, 2017.

“Vegetable soup is just a hot, wet salad” is a related saying.


Wikipedia: Stir frying
Stir frying (Chinese: 炒; pinyin: chǎo) is a Chinese cooking technique in which ingredients are fried in a small amount of very hot oil while being stirred or tossed in a wok. The technique originated in China and in recent centuries has spread into other parts of Asia and the West.

Google Groups: rec.food.veg.cooking
Hot Cabbage Salad with Soya Beans
Mark ‘n Alma
Jun 17, 2001, 8:56:50 AM
Guess a hot salad is really a stir fry but that’s it’s name :o)

2 tspn olive oil
1 lge brown onion, sliced
1/4 tspn mixed herbs
1 lge carrot, grated coarsely
1/2 a green cabbage, shredded medium fine
1 cup cooked or canned soya beans
1 dessertspoon pum;in seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds
1/2 tspn salt if desired.

Twitter
Megan Kittrell
@Mom4csfj
Stir fry is just like having a hot salad. Random thought.
6:34 PM · Dec 26, 2010·Twitter SMS

Twitter
JMH
@GenerationMeh
Referring to stir-fry as “hot salad” might be gross, but I maintain that it’s wholly accurate.
6:39 PM · Jul 16, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
The Breakfast Club
@_John_Bender_
Stir fry is just a hot salad isn’t it? #dreadingtea
11:32 AM · Oct 8, 2011·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Anna Davidson
@PlanetAnna
Dear Blog,
A stir-fry is a hot salad on rice.
Love, Anna
9:54 PM · Jul 6, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
holly walsh
@wiggywalsh
Stir Fry is just hot salad.  Wow. It’s good to say that out loud.
5:13 PM · Aug 2, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jeff Cho (he/him)
@gojeffcho
OH: “Stir fry, that’s just hot salad!”
8:23 PM · Oct 11, 2012·Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter
Jeremy Phillips
@j_j_phillips
Stir fry is basically hot salad.
2:46 PM · Feb 12, 2013·TweetDeck

Twitter
gambler vs house
@JoshVamos
Stir fry is pretty much a hot salad
2:31 PM · Mar 6, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Nina Nesseth
@cestmabiologie
For the record, a hot salad is not a stir fry.  A stir fry implies some sort of culinary skill was involved.
7:25 PM · Apr 16, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
sadie
@gaymelee8
“stIR FRY IS HOT SALAD”
4:11 PM · Jun 4, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
H E L L I N
@hellinbrooks
Late night thoughts.. Stir fry is just hot salad
8:29 PM · Jun 4, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
supercujo Corleone
@supercujo
A stir fry is just a hot salad #fb
5:53 AM · Jan 13, 2015·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Quiddity99 May 25, 2015
A stir-fry is basically a hot salad.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/CodyFallsForth July 1, 2015
Stir fry is a hot salad

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Ihatu February 24, 2016
Stir-fry is just a fancy name for “hot salad”.
Indeed.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/notheOTHERboleyngirl January 21, 2017
A stir fry is just a hot salad

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/PM_ME__UR_TINY_TITS September 24, 2017
A stir fry is just a hot salad.

Twitter
Hann’ah Pressey
@hannahpre
If stir fry is hot salad then vegetable soup is hot wet salad.
6:21 PM · Mar 22, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
MacKenzie
@MackkRavee234
Awhile ago I saw someone say that stir fry was just a hot salad and I haven’t been the same since
7:58 PM · Dec 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Garbage_Factory
@TrashBinCat
Stir fry is just hot salad
2:32 PM · Jan 24, 2021·Twitter for Android

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