I picked up this tsukemono-making instant powder thing from Marukai this past week. It looked interesting to me because it says mustard on the packet. It also says "easy". This two-pack was $2.36.
From what I could figure out, you put cucumbers in a bag and pour in the powder. You moosh it, moosh it, try to get all the air out of the bag and then refrigerate for 24 hours. Then you rinse the cucumber and cut up. Sounds easy yah.
As you can see I started off wrong from the start. I cut up the cucumbers before I read the directions. Oops.
It came out potent . . . you know the go-to-the-brains owieeee hurt the sinuses mustard burn? I was gonna soak the cucumbers in water to tone it down, but Wendell said no need. It was okay to him. Landon liked it too. After rinsing off the mustard, it ended up looking like just regular cucumbers. But I wanted to show off the plate so I took this picture.