This dish of marinated cucumbers is served at most restaurants in Taipei, usually with a small bowl of peanuts as an appetizer-to-the-appetizer. Use an English cucumber in this recipe or peel conventional cucumbers. Taiwan Pickle is very refreshing, especially when served with a spicy dish. This recipe can be prepared a few hours before, but is just as delicious if served immediately.
Make the dressing in a medium bowl:
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
Dried chili flakes (to taste, start with ¼ teaspoon)
1 English cucumber, sliced or cut into half-moons
Serve as a salad, appetizer, or side dish to any Asian meal.