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Entry from January 12, 2019
Green Jade (broccoli, string beans and snow peas)

"Green Jade” is a vegetarian dish served at many Chinese-American restaurants. The dish contains broccoli (the “green jade"), plus such ingredients as snow peas, string beans, green pepper and zucchini. The dish often has three green ingredients and is called “Triple Green Jade” or “Triple Jade.”

“‘Green jade,’ a side dish of broccoli, snow peas and baby corn” was printed in Newsday (Long Island, NY) on August 16, 1987. ”Green Jade. Usually means the dish includes an abundance of green vegetables such as snow peas or broccoli” was printed in the book How to Open and Run a Successful Restaurant (1995) by Christopher Egerton-Thomas. “Green Jade Delight” was printed in the Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) on October 29, 1998. “Triple Green Jade ... 3.85 (Broccoli, Snow Peas, Zucchini)” was printed in The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) on June 15, 2001.

Non-vegetarian “Green Jade” dishes include “Green Jade Chicken” and “Green Jade Scallops.”


16 August 1987, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Dining Out” by Peter M. Gianotti, pg. 45, col. 1:
(Panda Garden, Route 27, Wainscott.—ed.)
Don’t bother with “green jade,” a side dish of broccoli, snow peas and baby corn.

28 June 1989, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “You don;t have to go to Peking or Tokyo for the ‘Experience,’” pg. 12:
(Peking Tokyo, 2874 University Drive.—ed.)
Green Jade vegetables is touted as a weight-watcher’s delight. It is a mixture of fresh broccoli with snow peas and string beans sauteed in a light sauce, $7.50.

Google Books
How to Open and Run a Successful Restaurant
By Christopher Egerton-Thomas
New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
1995
Pg. 266:
Green Jade. Usually means the dish includes an abundance of green vegetables such as snow peas or broccoli.

19 May 1995, Detroit (MI) Free Press, “Chinese restaurant avoids the cliches,” pg. 9D, col. 2:
If you’re worried about the skin, just have more brown rice and maybe share an order of Green Jade: broccoli, string beans and snow peas, one of six steamed dishes under the health food heading.

29 October 1998, Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA), pg. 3, col. 1 ad:
Green Jade Delight
(Yong Hao Buffet, Valmont Plaza, West Hazleton.—ed.)

15 June 2001, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), pg. D8, col. 5 ad:
Triple Green Jade ... 3.85
(Broccoli, Snow Peas, Zucchini)
(Great Wall, College Oaks Square.—ed.)

27 June 2002, Long Branch-Ocean Reporter/Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ), pg. 9, col. 1 ad:
Triple Jade (Broccoli, Snow Peas, String Bean)
(...)
Steamed Triple Green Jade
(Broccoli, Snow Peas, String Beans) ... 3.95
(Ren’s Garden, 186 Locust Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.—ed.)

5 February 2004, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), “Restaurant a Wok in progress” by Nancy Steele Brokaw, pg. D2, col. 4:
(Chin’s Wok, 1704 Eastland Drive No. 13, Bloomington.—ed.)
Several items are available steamed, with the sauce on the side and white rice. Among them: steamed triple green jade, which includes broccoli, green pepper and snow peas.

12 October 2010, The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA), “At Kripalu, chef creates a cookbook” by Judith Lerner, pg. ?:
Morgan believes foods are best experienced in combination, so the recipes are presented together such as an Asian-inspired dinner of Tofu Young with Kripalu’s Apri-cot-Mustard Sauce served with rice, Green Jade Vegetable Stir-Fry of green beans, broccoli florets, braising greens and snow peas and a starter of clear Summer Soba (Japanese buckwheat and wheat spaghetti-size noodles) Soup.

26 November 2010, The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), pg. D2, col. 1 ad:
Triple Green Jade (Broccoli, snow peas & zucchini)
(Ming’s, 407 North Hershey, Bloomington, IL.—ed.)

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@CriticalFault Sweet & sour chicken or “green jade delight” aka broccoli, green beans, and snow peas with general tso’s sauce…
11:48 AM - 22 Dec 2013

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@WhippedDream
So I ordered the Green Jade (veggies only: snow peas, string beans, broccoli in spicy Szechuan sauce) with brown rice. Should I get some 🍦
8:01 PM - 1 Jul 2017

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