Pounded cucumber Salad (Tataki kyuri, きゅうりの叩き)

What? Pound cucumbers? You might be shocked. But trust me, this process makes cucumber much tastier! You can make them in a plastic bag and bring them to a BBQ party.


(3~4 servings)

  • Cucumber : 3 (Approximately 360 g)
  • Oyster sauce: Adjust for your taste
  • Salt: 1 tsp or less
  • Sesame oil: 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds: Adjust for your taste


  1. Cut off both ends of cucumbers. Pound the cucumbers with a rolling pin. Cut these into bite-size chunks.
  2. Put all ingredients in a bowl or a plastic bag. Mix them all together.
  3. Marinate them in a fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Now your pounded cucumber is ready. Itadakimasu!

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