Kelp_Cucumber_Salad
A store of Daiso has opened in a shopping centre near my house recently. If you are interested in Japanese culture, you must know Daiso. Daiso stores sell a great variety of Japanese products all at one price $2.80 each in Australia. They sell some cooking ingredients and ‘Shredded Kombu (Kelp)’ is one of them. Since the discovery of ‘Shredded Kombu (Kelp)’ in the store, I have been cooking it a lot. This is one of the kelp dishes that my family has been enjoying.


Makes

4 to 6 Servings

Ingredients

Dry Shredded Kombu (Kelp) 20g
Cucumber 1 continental cucumber OR any cucumbers, about 300g
Daikon about 150g
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Toasted Sesame Seeds

Dressing Ingredients

Sugar 1 tablespoon
Rice Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon

Method
  1. Soak the dry Shredded Kombu (Kelp) in cold water for 10 minutes, drain, rinse and drain again.

  2. Thinly slice Cucumber, remove skin of Daikon and thinly slice, both into a bowl. I always use a slicer as it is the easiest and quickest way. If Daikon is large, cut in half or quarter lengthways before slicing.

  3. Add Salt and massage, then rest for a while.

  4. Combine Sugar, Rice Vinegar and Soy Sauce to make dressing.

  5. Squeeze the Cucumber and Daikon to remove excess salty water, combine with Kombu (Kelp) and Dressing and mix well. You might get the slimy texture from the Kombu.

  6. Sprinkle some Sesame Seeds and serve.