When you need to make a side dish quickly, try this absolutely easy salad. Cabbage can be blanched, but this cabbage I used was so tender and sweet, I used it as it was. That means I cut and tore the veggies and mixed with seasoning. How easy! You can add Daikon, Carrot, Wakame or Lettuce as well.


4 Servings


300g Cabbage
200g Cucumber
*Note: You can use about 500g vegetables of your choice
1/4 teaspoon Salt
5cm Kombu (Kelp) *optional, cut into thin strips


1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
1/4 teaspoon Dry Chilli Flakes
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Cut OR tear vegetables into bite-size pieces, place in a large bowl, season with Salt, and set aside. If you add Kombu, soak in water to soften, then cut into thin strips.
  2. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add to the vegetables, and mix to combine well. You can enjoy it immediately, but I recommend to let it rest, mixing occasionally, for 1/2 hour before you serve it.