How to Make Cucumber and Garlic Salad

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I’ve had this a number of times at restaurants serving Shanghai food here in Sydney, and this is my own quick variation on it.

Cucumber and Garlic Salad Recipe


  • 2 cucumbers, cut into chunks and slightly crushed
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies, sliced
  • ¼ cup vinegar (pref. black vinegar) or juice from ½ a lemon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½  Tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp chicken powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsps soya sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil


  1. Place cucumber pieces in a salad bowl.
  2. Heat cooking oil in saucepan, then add all other ingredients.
  3. Combine until sugar/honey is dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over cucumber. Mix well before serving.

Cucumber and Garlic Salad

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