Cold Garlicky Cucumbers. One of the most iconic side dishes in Taiwan. Follow the instructions to make the most tasty and crunchy cucumbers. They taste even better the day after !
Wash the cucumbers and cut ends off. Slice them in half lengthwise and use a small teaspoon to scoop out the seeds.
Roughly chop them diagonally and place them in a large ziplock bag. Push out the air and seal the bag. Use a meat ponder or a bottle to gently smash the cucumbers.
Place cucumber pieces in a large bowl. Sprinkle over sea salt and use your hands to gently rub the salt into smashed cucumbers. Cover and rest in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
Drain/dump the cucumber water. Season the cucumbers with ingredients listed under “Seasoning”. Toss to combine. Serve cold and the cucumbers taste even better the day after.