Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

It tastes like something you might eat at a Chinese Restaurant but it's pretty healthy. Eat it as a side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauce: In a small bowl combine soy sauce, oil, sugar and vinegar.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, noodles and sauce. Stir. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.
  3. To give it more flavor you might stir in minced garlic and some chili sauce. Also play around with the amount of ingredients to you likings.
Most Helpful

After making a few slight changes to this dish to make it better suit my families taste I choose to rate this as 5 stars. First, I had used up all the rice noodles a few days earlier and had forgot to get more at the grocery so I used spaghetti noodles. Second, I left out the cucumber because I didn't think the texture of the cucumber would blend well with the spaghetti. And third, I more a little more of the sauce and used rice wine vinegar. It was super good this way. I will be making it again and again. Normally with all the changes I made I would not rate with 5 stars, but I would never have come up with this on my own so Ill gladly give to the 5 star credit for the idea. Thank you so much for a great Asian side dish.

MizEmerilLagasse March 26, 2010

This was an okay dish for me too. I found the amount of cucumbers a little excessive. I had put in some sweet chili sauce probably about 2 tsps. for some extra flavor. It just seemed to be missing something but I am not sure what. I had used Japanese Somen Noodles. I totally forgot the sesame seeds on top....oooopps.. I served this dish cold. My DD's BF enjoyed this dish as I did but as I say it was just missing a little something. DD thought it tasted too much of cucumbers. I will try making this again but with some tweaks. Thanks for the recipe post.

FrenchBunny August 10, 2009

This really does taste like something you might get in a restaurant. I subbed Bragg Liquid Aminos for the soy sauce to lower the sodium. I omitted the sugar and used rice vinegar instead of white. I sliced the cucumbers very thin with a veggie peeler and used flat rice noodles. I added a clove of crushed garlic to the sauce and topped the whole thing with copious amounts of fresh chopped cilantro. I served the dish cool with optional sri racha sauce and a side of fried tofu. Everybody said they liked the sesame seeds. The next day I had some cold leftovers topped with crushed peanuts. This is a very versatile dish that is easy to tweak to your taste. It is very refreshing for summer, and I will make it again. Made for Veggie Swap 13.

Prose August 08, 2009