Thursday, 13 October 2016

Korean Spicy Cucumber 韩式凉拌黄瓜

When the weather is hot, we need something cold, slightly spicy, tart, and sweet to whet our appetites. Salad made with kyuri, or Japanese cucumber seems to fit the job well. It's juicy, crunchy, refreshing and goes well with most salad dressings.
This Korean spicy cucumber salad was adapted from a China website and I modified it to suit my taste - sweeter and less salty 😜

Update 9 March 2019
I added some honey pineapple chunks to the salad. In order not to dilute the sauce, it is best to squeeze out some of the pineapple juice before adding to the salad 😉


1 Japanese cucumber, about 100g
1/2 tsp salt

Salad Dressing
1/2 tsp Korean chilli paste
1 tbsp green scallions, cut
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
2 tsp raw sugar
1 tsp lime juice/vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil

* All the ingredient quantities can be adjusted accordingly to your like ☺


1. Wash cucumber with vegetable wash. Cut into thin slice.

2. Marinade the cucumber slices with salt for about 30 minutes.

3. Mix the dressing ingredients into a paste. Set aside

4. Rinse the marinated cucumber slices with drinking water. Drain away the excess liquid.

5. Pour in the salad dressing  from step (3), and mix well.

6. Serve cold 😀

Yummy recipe adapted from 韩式凉拌黄瓜 with great appreciation 谢谢分享 😘

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