Nyonya Spicy Cucumber Salad

Nyonya Spicy Cucumber Salad


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About this recipe: As a Malaysian 'Peranakan' family whose dad can only speak 2 words of Chinese in Hokkien dialect which are "Ho" (Good) and "Chiak" (Eat), we have always loved our food spicy, even with salads! This is one of my family's many, many favorite salad dishes that my mom used to make. It never fails to whet the appetite and it is very easy to do.

petitenyonya Melaka, Malaysia


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2-3 fresh red chilies
  • 3-4 shallots
  • A few small slices of fried, boneless salted fish
  • juice of 1 small lime (limau kasturi)


  1. Cut the cucumber in half, length-wise. Discard the insides with seeds, then slice.
  2. Pound/grind the chilies, shallots and fried salted fish together.
  3. Mix in and stir with the cucumber, add lime juice and stir.
  4. Keep in container with lid, and chill for 1 hour or so before serving.

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