Chinese Garlic Cucumber Salad

This cool cucumber salad is the perfect appetizer. It’s garlicky, tangy, and spicy. They’re great when served with my coconut rice, egg fried rice, or teriyaki noodle stir fry.  When I lived in Nanjing nearly 10 years ago, I was introduced to a delicious garlicky cucumber dish known as 涼拌黃瓜 (liang ban hua gua). It was a very simple dish, merely cucumbers tossed with a