Wasabi Cucumber
"Marinated cucumbers are always so refreshing to eat! You typically see Korean marinated cucumbers (normally has the kimchi marinade) or you see a Taiwanese version which is with sesame oil and garlic (think of Din Tai Fung). How often do you see cucumbers marinated with wasabi??"
-- @jc.eeats
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Cucumbers marinated with wasabi and soy sauce, this fresh snack is sweet, salty, and spicy. This goes great with noodle dishes or Korean fried chicken.



Prep time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 3


  • 6 mini cucumbers, washed and ends removed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/ 4 cup water
  • 1/ 4 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/ 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • Step 1

    Slice cucumber depending on your preference. Note: To get the swirl cut, you would use two chopsticks and slice at an angle (video here.)

  • Step 2

    Mix cucumbers with a generous amount of salt and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse well, 2-3 times.

  • Step 3

    Combine water, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, wasabi, and sesame oil.

  • Step 4

    Marinade the cucumbers for at least 3 hours. (Overnight is recommended.)

  • Step 5

    Sprinkle with sesame seeds when ready to eat.