Saturday, June 30, 2018

My Cucumber Dish

After eating (and loving) the $$$ cucumber dish at Wagaya, I was craving more, so I made my version of it.

I salted some cucumber and left it in the fridge overnight. I think a few hours is good enough, actually. Then the cucumber will be crunchier. 

I rinsed off the salt, cut into pieces and added Pietro dressing and furikake. Totally my kind of recipe, yah! I wish I had Korean nori. Then I woulda torn some and added that in too.

It was pretty good except I kinda overdid the furikake part and had to add in more cucumber.

Edit: Please see the comment section if you'd like to see more detailed instructions. 


Anonymous said...

That looks delicious. So when you salt the cucumber, you salt it whole? I want to try your recipe.


jalna said...

Izsmom, I cut the cucumber in half only so that it'll fit in a gallon-size ziplock. I put the cucumbers in the ziplock, sprinkle the salt on, seal the bag and kinda roll, roll, roll the cucumbers on the counter before putting in the fridge for a few hours. After I rinse off the salt (well), I cut into pieces only what I plan to eat and leave the rest uncut in a container. I could be totally wrong, but I feel like it'll stay crunchier that way. Good luck!!

K and S said...


Honolulu Aunty said...

Looks easy enough even for me to make!

Have you ever had the cutie cucumbers from the Big Island? Or were they called keiki cucumbers. Hmmm. Anyways, those are SO good, and I really didn't like cucumbers before! No bitterness and crunchy crunchy! We cut half of one up and give it to our doggie who loves to crunch and eat it.

I think I will try your recipe with these!

Chet Colson said...

I love cucumbers. Especially, with summer here,it's so refreshing. Da Andagi guy was at the Pali Hongwanji Bondance on Friday, selling his product.So good,not dry

jalna said...

Kat, reminds me of your cracked cucumber.

Aunty, I have tried those cute cucumbers! I never thought to give to Kona! I going try.

Chet, me too, I love cucumbers. Thanks for the andagi tip. I really wanna try now.

Susan said...

Love Japanese tsukemono!

gracie said...

awesome, gonna try it out! thanks :)

jalna said...

Susan, me too, especially cucumber.

Great, Gracie!

Leslie's pics said...

oooh that looks yummy!