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Homemade Spicy Cucumber


I really enjoy the scene of people eating in the TV show. Recently, I watched a Japanese TV drama, the main character loves spicy cucumber. Every time I watched him eating spicy cucumber, I was drooling. πŸ™‚ I went to supermarket yesterday to buy fresh cucumber and decided to make spicy cruncher by myself today.


3 medium cucumber

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon garlic paste

1 tablespoon sugar

2 stalk spring onion (cut into slices)

1 tablespoon chili paste

1/2 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon white sesame (toasted)

1. Cut cucumber into slices or small chunks or any shape you like. Put them in a big bowl. Sprinkle salt over them. Set for 30 mins. A lot of water will come out and cucumber will become a little soft. Pour the water out and squeeze cucumbers by hand to let the water out. Then drain them.

2. In another big bowl, put all the rest ingredients in. Mix well.

3. Add all the detained cucumber into the sauce. Toss and mix well.

Look at that shiny reddish cucumber.



If you want it to be less spicy, you can feel free to use less chili paste and chili powder.

This spicy cucumber is a good appetizer and also a good match with porridge.

You can store them in an air tight container and put into fridge for longer days.