Philly Chinatown Oriental Ginger Cucumbers

READY IN: 12hrs
Recipe by That is Dr House to

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

Top Review by Meghan

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.

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.

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