Sometime, the brain just cannot function on certain days. Anyway in order not to waste it, I try my hand at making some pickles.
Chanced upon a you tube that was told that Taiwanese likes Cold cucumber pickles 涼伴黃瓜. I have never been to Taiwan so I can't tell whether this is popular or not.
Nevertheless, this is not difficult to make at all.
Now I wonder how many kids like cucumber as I find it strange my kids don't like them.
Finding: It is crunchy and refreshing. Definitely a good appetizer to serve for a meal.
Source: Taiwan Cooking
What you need:
2 Japanaese cucumber
1 carrot (optional but I added it in because I like carrots)
3 Red Chilli, deseed
Ginger, julienne thinnly
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar (to your preference)
3 tbsp vinegar (to your preference)
Cut cucumber into halves and then quarter, remove the core. Using the back of a knife, bruise it a little. Slice into 1/2 X 3" thick
Place cucumber, red chilli, ginger into a plastic bag.
Add in 1 tbsp salt. Shake thoroughly (this is to soften the cucumber)
Drizzle sesame oil before serving. (do not add sesame when storing or else it will go bad).