3 large cucumbers – sliced lengthwise, seeds scooped out, and cut into 1/2-inch thick half rounds 2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white sugar
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot chili oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Place cucumbers into a colander, sprinkle with salt, and let drain at least 30 minutes. Shake off excess liquid but don’t rinse the cucumbers.
Whisk soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil, and red pepper flakes in a salad bowl. Stir in cucumbers to coat with dressing. Chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.
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