This is a popular appetizer you often see in Chinese restaurants. It’s very healthy and tasty, so I also like to make it myself at home:
- Cut cucumbers to even length sticks, add 1~2tsb salt, marinate for 20 minutes
- Meanwhile, make the sauce: fry sesame oil, ginger and shallot for about 3 minutes; add 1/2 cup sugar, 2tbsb chinese vinegar, 1/2 cup water, boil for 2 minutes; then add 1tsb white vinegar, 1tsb soy sauce, cook for 1 minutes.
- Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
- Quickly rinse the cucumbers to get off extra salt. Add the sauce and mix well.
Tips: you can make a big portion of this and use it for a few days.