Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

The Burmese are a relaxed people and eat simple. This is a simple but very good and spicy salad. Enjoy! Adapted from a Burmese Food and Drink site.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cucumber, sugar and vinegar in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. To toast sesame seeds, place in dry skillet over medium high heat and, stirring frequently, cook 2-3 minutes, or till seeds start to turn brown. Watch closely so they don't burn.
  3. Place toasted sesame seeds in food processor or mortar and pestle. Pulse to crush slightly, or if using mortar and pestle, crush slightly.
  4. Just before serving, mix with sesame seeds, green chiles, celery and garlic.
  5. Mix well and serve.
Most Helpful

the taste was wonderful but a little dry for our tastes so I drizzled it with a little olive oil, I also added some freshly ground black pepper, thanks for sharing hon!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 21, 2008

This salad is just terrific! So light and fresh, loved the great kick from the jalapeno with the sweet/sour of the vinegar and sugar. Loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof February 11, 2013