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Crunchy Japanese Cucumber Appetizer (蒜泥黄瓜), Great For Entertaining!

crunchy japanese cucumber appetizer recipe
Some dishes can be so simple, yet finger-licking good! Learn how to cook this delectable Japanese Cucumber Appetizer (蒜泥黄瓜) in just 3 easy steps!

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Couple of years back, I had some really Smacking Good Food At Chengdu Sichuan Restaurant, and these appetizing Japanese Cucumber were one of the dishes I'd tried. Though simple, it was extremely tasty. I knew instantly I just gotta try making this appetizer some day.

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Ingredients:
3 Japanese Cucumber
1 tbsp minced Garlic
½ Chilli
1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Sesame oil
½ Soya sauce
½ tsp Salt
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Method:
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  • Rinse and cut cucumber into equal slices. Marinate with ½ tsp salt. Remove seeds from chilli and chop it up.
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  • Heat oil and saute garlic till fragrant.
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  • Stir-fry cucumber with chopped chilli, ginger and seasonings on medium heat for about 2 - 3 mins and you're done! * Do not cook for too long or you'll lose the crunch.
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  • You can even serve your Japanese Cucumber Appetizer (蒜泥黄瓜) chilled!
claypot kung pao frog legs recipe
The cucumber appetizer goes really well with my Succulent Claypot Kung Pao Frog Legs Recipe (砂煲宫保田鸡) since the saucy claypot dish is spicy. Enjoy!

48 comments:

  1. Oh i've tried something similar before too! With Zhe Jiang Chinese Black Vinegar, very refreshing and appetizing!

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    1. Ken, black vinegar? Ok, ok, will try that next time! Sounds tasty too!

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  2. OOooooo yumm!

    I must try the Japanese cucumber recipe soon! :)

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    1. Lina, it's so easy to make & so appetizing!

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  3. What a gorgeous looking appetizer, Shirley. I love the thought of 'crunch' in there..nom..nom..nom ^.^

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    1. Sharon, great as snacks too! So healthy! Hahaha!

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  4. you always made me hungry hihi :3

    xx
    http://overloadstories.blogspot.com

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  5. I do love cucumbers served this way; tasty and delicious. Blessings, Catherine

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    1. Catherine, thanks for coming by & it's great having you here!

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  6. Ohhh looks really pretty and I bet that it's even tastier :3
    Take care*

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  7. I love cukes! I like your option for serving cold...it would be a terrific salad!

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    1. Liz, this is such a versatile dish!

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  8. The simple recipes are often the best!

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    1. Monica, it's so economical at the same time!

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  9. I like japanese cucumber as well, it's crunchy!

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  10. Since my mom back to her hometown this couple of weeks, I need to cook for my family. Now going to look for your recipe to give me an idea what to cook for dinner =)

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    1. DD, I'm sure this is easy enough for you to handle :)

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  11. Honestly I only started to learn to eat Japanese cucumber last year after I started making salad breakfasts for my wife everyday. I saw them in grocery shelves but didn't take a good look after seeing the higher prices but the local restaurants seem to have caught up with the trend to make pickles and decorate the dishes. Now I enjoy eating them like a new fruity vegetable which is crunchy and nice.

    I will copy your delicious recipe! Kam Siah!

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    1. Tan, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! It's really nice to hear that you're enjoying these cucumber as much.

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  12. Wow this cucumber appetizer is really awesome... I have all ingredients at home.. Going to try soon...

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    1. AA, cool! Thanks for coming by, dear!

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  13. Japanese cucumbers are indeed very crunchy.. and healthy too! You made them look so appetizing, Shirley!

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    1. Reana, thank you dear! Hope you'll enjoy making them too!

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  14. This look appetising. Yes, go well with your frog leg dish. Love your kung po frog legs too.

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  15. Definitely a must try; simple but love love it.

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  16. This looks yum and it is very easy too.

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    1. Subha, certainly a recipe for the novice cooks :)

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  17. I almost missed this great recipe. Didn't know you actually need to stir fry it. Great! Now I shall try this one day.

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    1. DS, guess it's tastier to stir fry with garlic. You should try cooking since this is rather easy.

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  18. Hi Shirley,

    Totally agree this cucumber salad will be perfect for entertaining! It looks very refreshing.

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, I like it chilled too as it's really very refreshing!

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  19. This cucumber look awesome Shirley, I love the garlic and the touch of spice...yum!
    Hope you are enjoying your week :D

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    1. Juliana, thank you dear! Have a wonderful time this coming weekend!

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  20. Yummy !
    Cool salad :)
    Good post, Shirley.

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    1. Rajiv, thank you & have a wonderful evening!

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  21. I love this salad!! Now I can try making it at home too.

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    1. Trishie, cool! Hope you'll like it too!

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  22. Love it how you seasoned this cucumber salad!

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    1. Balvinder, thanks dear! Enjoy.......

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  23. they are so addictive.. yummy!

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    1. Cquek, yah! I can snack on these crunchy cucumbers!!

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