Instant Prep! Japanese Pub-style Salt Cured Cucumbers

Instant Prep! Japanese Pub-style Salt Cured Cucumbers

A re-creation of what I ate at a Japanese pub. It's very easy to make.

Ingredients: 1 cucumber's worth

as needed
☆ Chicken soup stock powder
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
☆ Finely grated garlic
a small amount
☆ Ground sesame seeds
2 teaspoons
Bonito flakes
to taste


1. Sprinkle coarse salt on the cucumber and roll on a cutting board while pressing down with the palm of the hand.
2. Let sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse lightly.
3. Trim both ends and chop evenly into 3 to 4 pieces, then quarter each piece lengthwise.
4. Combine salt and the ☆ seasonging ingredients, add cucumbers and toss. Next, add ground sesame seeds.
5. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with bonito flakes and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to recreate what I ate at an izakaya (Japanese pub).