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Smacked Cucumber Salad from My Neighbour the Dumpling

Serves 1-2 people as a side dish


  • 1 whole cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • finely chopped coriander
  • sesame seeds
  • chilli oil



  1. Chop both ends off the cucumber and smack it until it splits apart using the flat side of a cleaver, large chefs knife or rolling pin (cover with a clean tea towel to prevent splatter).
  2. Cut the cucumber diagonally into bite-sized chunks and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Season with vinegar, salt and sugar and leave to lightly pickle for at least 15 minutes. (You can do this step a day in advance).
  4. Drain off the liquid from the cucumber then add the soy, sesame oil, garlic, ginger & coriander, mixing well.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a drizzle of chilli oil.


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