Spicy Cucumbers

Crisp, spicy, a refreshing pause between mild or hot dishes. $4.75


  • 10 Tablespoons sugar (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons chili peppers
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 to 4 cucumbers


  1. Put all the ingredients (except the cucumbers) in to a large stockpot
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes allow the sugar to dissolve and the flavors to marry
  4. Let the marinade cool for at least 30 minutes
  5. While the marinade is cooling, thinly slice 2 to 4 cucumbers
  6. Pour cool marinade over cucumbers
  7. The longer the cukes marinate, the tastier!


One former chef simplified the ingredient list:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili peppers

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2 thoughts on “Spicy Cucumbers

  1. What’s so funny is that I tried to make the cucumbers from memory last night. I miss the food there and all the memories so much. Working dim sum was the best.


  2. You have to marinate them for at least 24 hours in a refrigerator. Otherwise I doubt they’ll taste the same! For best results, put them in a 5-gallon bucket and store on the lower shelf of the walk-in… haha.


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