pieces of chinese (szechuan) pepper. you can buy this at an asian grocery store.
thin slices of fresh ginger
1Separate the sticks of celery from the plant, wash and trim.
2Cut every stick of celery verticall into halves. Bring all the half sticks together and cut all the sticks horizontally into 1 inch pieces.
3Boil 3 cups of water. Put the celery in the water as soon as the water boils.
4Take out the celery right before the water is about to boil again; drain. DO NOT take out after the water is boiled. Celery should still be crisp.
5In another pan, pour in the vegetable oil. Heat on high.
6Chop the green onion into very small pieces.
7Add the onion, ginger, and Chinese pepper into the pan. Cook for half a minute. Turn off heat.
8Add the celery and salt into the pan and mix. Serve and enjoy.