Growing up, my mom almost always had some sort of salad as one of her dishes for our dinner. One of the most popular ones with my family and with my friends is her soy sauce cucumber salad. The salad is easy to make, and tastes great especially in the summer.
2 large cucumbers
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of vinegar
1 teaspoonn of sesame oil
2 teaspoons of salt
1. Wash and peel cucumbers. Chop cucumbers into small cubes. I usually divide the cucmbers in half (lengthwise) and then divide each half into another four sections before I begin chopping them into smaller cubes. My cubes measure about 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch.
2. Put chopped cucumbers into large bowl. Scatter salt evenly around top of cucumbers and set aside for about 20 minutes.
3. Water should accumulate in the bowl. Drain out water.
4. Add in all other ingredients and mix thoroughly. You can adjust the measurements to fit your tastes. Serve chilled.
Lately my mom has been substituting large cucumbers with the smaller, korean ones which tend to be crunchier.