Philly Chinatown Oriental Ginger Cucumbers

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 12 hrs

YO....from from The Original Philadelphia Neighborhood Cookbook by Irina Smith and Ann Hazan. Ok so I feel homesick today..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If the cukes are waxed? You gotta peel them.
  2. Go for unwaxed.
  3. Combine the salt and cucumbers and allow to sit for 1 hour. Rinse thoroughly under cold.
  4. water and pat dry. Place in a bowl.
  5. In a small saucepan, heat together the ginger, vinegar, sugar, water and oil. Bring to a boil, then pour over cucumbers.
  6. Marinate at least overnight.
  7. To serve, garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
  8. Variation Add 1/2-1 teaspoon of hot chili flakes to the marinade. Note? That is HOT chili flakes. You have been warned.
Most Helpful

5 5

A great unique take on the standard cucumber salad. I didnt have onions, so I used green onions and a red pepper sliced. I also added a table spoon of mayo to give it a creaminess.