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Laba Garlic Copycat Recipe

Laba Garlic Recipe

Today, we are going to explore an intriguing and flavor-packed recipe that will make your taste buds dance – the Laba Garlic.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 22kcal


  • 10 garlic
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of vinegar


  • Peel 500 grams of garlic cloves, though it may initially seem like a daunting task, it’s worth the effort.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the peeled garlic cloves with 4 tablespoons of salt. Allow this mixture to rest for about 30 minutes, as the salt helps extract moisture from the garlic, making it easier to pickle.
  • After 30 minutes, thoroughly rinse the salt off the garlic cloves and pat them dry with a towel.
  • In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of white sugar and 1 cup of vinegar until well combined. You can choose your preferred type of vinegar, but rice vinegar is commonly used in this recipe.
  • Place the rinsed and dried garlic cloves in a clean jar, then pour the sugar-vinegar mixture over them, ensuring that all the garlic cloves are submerged in the liquid.
  • Cover the jar with a lid or plastic wrap and allow it to sit at room temperature for 2-3 days.
  • After 2-3 days, your Laba Garlic will be ready to enjoy! You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


  • The longer you let the garlic soak in the vinegar, the more intense its flavor will become. You can adjust the soaking time according to your taste preferences.
  • Feel free to add other herbs or spices, such as chili flakes or bay leaves, to customize the flavor of your Laba Garlic.
  • Make sure to use clean and sterilized jars when storing the garlic to prevent any bacterial growth.
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