I’m always looking for new snacks of the pickled variety to add to the ever increasing pile on my Sunday lunch plate. I like soy sauce and I like cucumber. I saw this jar in a Chinese supermarket that I like to visit now and then to look for foodstuffs. Now I’ve had Makok pickled, but never my cucumber! The idea of pickling a cucumber first and then leaving it to soak up the good honest taste of soy sauce sounded like genius to me. Produced by the AGV Products Corporation in Taiwan, this cute jar was begging to be opened and its contents added to my already full plate the following Sunday, which was piled high with salami filled salad sandwiches, Barry Norman’s spicy pickled onions, pickled walnuts, and a pickled egg, plus a selection of crisps. Trust me, once I’ve eaten all those pickles and with my legendary escaping wind problem, you wouldn’t want to sit next to me for the rest of the afternoon.
There was a strong smell of soy sauce on opening the jar. I didn’t realize how much a cucumber could shrivel up once pickled! The finely cut pieces were quite small and crunchy, and had a luscious juicy taste of soy sauce. Feeling unusually generous, I shared a few out on Cinabar’s and her Mom’s plates. We all agreed that these pickled cucumbers in soy sauce were an excellent tasty treat and that we should always have a jar in the house. I don’t think the little jar will last long, so it’ll probably be another trip to the Chinese supermarket for me… ;-)