Smashed cucumber salad (Pai Huang Gua)


2 tbsp soy
1 tbsp fish sauce (or just soy if u want it vegan)
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar
2 garlic gloves, grated n then chopped to a paste
1 shallot, finely chopped
300 g cold cucumbers (preferably small ones)
Chopped cilantro
Chili to taste


1) Mix the soy, fish sauce, sugar, vinegar in a bowl. Then add the garlic “paste” n the chopped shallot.

2) Then slice the cucumbers in half n remove the soft part w a spoon (u do not need to remove all of it).

3) Then smash them down with a side (wide) part of knife a few times until they are broken.
Then add the pieces to the bowl.

4) Add chili n cut cilantro as well.. mix it well n ur ready to eat 💚🥒


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Recipe by Helene Forchhammer (EatRealBeReal)