There is a huge variety of tasty cucumbers all around the world, however the Japanese cucumber, known as "kyuri", might be one of the best! You see it appearing in abundance in Japanese supermarkets when summer comes. It's one of the beloved summer vegetables. And for good reasons! It's refreshing and the Japanese have their own unique way of eating it!
Cucumbers are often used in Japan as a "sunomono" (vinegared food). Here is a great recipe for making your own sunomono cucumber salad!
You will need:
- Cucumber 1
- Wakame> 20-30 g
- Salt> 2 pinches
- Sugar> 1 tablespoon
- Rice vinegar> 4 tablespoons
- Soy sauce> 1/2 teaspoon
- Sesame seeds>
Step 1: soak the wakame in water and thinly slice the cucumber, then sprinkle salt over the cucumber
Step 2: mix together the sugar, vinegar, salt and soy sauce
Step 3: Remove the water from the Wakame and squeeze the water out of the cucumber slices
Step 4: Mix everything together and add the sesame seeds