Smashed cucumbers tossed in a fragrant, tangy garlic chili oil dressing. Refreshingly crunchy, spicy yet cooling — the perfect hot day dish as summer nears.
A classic method in many regions of China and Taiwan alike. Each vendor, each household seems to do it a little differently — this is my take. I love how the cucumbers take on a completely different texture once they’re smashed; all those craggy bits and crevices are perfect for soaking up that incredible sauce.