One of the most popular and authentic Japanese salad. This type of salad is called ‘Ae-mono’. This particular ‘Ae-mono’ is one of the refreshing dishes that I sometimes have a craving for when I am very tired.


4 Servings


1 Continental Cucumber  OR 2 smaller ones  *about 300g
2 to 3 tablespoons Dry Wakame
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Thinly slice Cucumber into a bowl. Add Salt and massage, then allow to rest for a while.
  2. Soak the Dry Wakame in cold water until soft, drain well.
  3. Combine Sugar, Rice Vinegar and Soy Sauce to make dressing. Alter the amount of Sugar and Soy Sauce to suit your taste.
  4. Squeeze the Cucumber to remove excess water, and combine Cucumber, Wakame and Dressing and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and serve.