Roughly chop the cabbage into large pieces. Wash well and dry off the excess moisture.
Add the salt to the garlic sesame oil.
Squeeze the lemon onto the cabbage and sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds. Serve with the garlic sesame oil and it's done! Dip the crunchy cabbage by dipping it in the sesame oil!
Story Behind this Recipe
I've been making this for so many years... This cabbage with natural salt was part of the menu of an izakaya (Japansese gastro-pub) that I went to. I was kind of surprised that lemon was supposed to be squeezed over the salt while eating, but it was actually really good. Garlic sesame oil is an indispensable sauce that let's you enjoy even something as seemingly bland as cabbage!
The salt won't dissolve in the garlic sesame oil (Recipe ID: 2312035) but will sink to the bottom, so be sure to stir it up from the bottom before using it. This very simple and easy recipe really brings out the natural sweetness of the cabbage. Uploading this recipe is kind of embarrassing since it's so easy.