Spicy Cucumber Salad (liang pan huang kua)
2 medium cucumbers
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp hot chili paste (can substitute tabasco)
1 tbsp. sugar
Peel the cucumbers and cut them lengthwise in two. Scrape out the seeds
and then cut the cucumbers into slides (about 1/8 inch thick). Combine
the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, chili sauce and sugar and mix well.
Add the cucumber slices. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Toss to coat each slice
prior to serving. Serve chilled.