Taste of Japan and Sake Live vol.36


Products used in "Taste of Japan and Sake vol.36"

Pickled Cucumber with Ginger and Soy sauce

Temaki sushi is hand rolled, a very popular party sushi in Japan. Cut toppings into strips, serve on a large plate for a table for everyone to stretch their arms and pick, they will make their own temaki sushi and eat as they go along. It is a bit like sandwich, you can mix any toppings to create your own delicious sushi.

Serves 2


1 Cucumber
5ml Sea salt
40ml/37g/2tbsp Soy sauce
30ml/26g/2tbsp Sugar
10ml/10g/2tsp Rice Vinegar
5g Ginger, thinly sliced and cut into fine strips

Chili, chopped

A pinch Shredded Salted Kombu



  • Cut cucumber in half vertically, remove the soft fresh with tea spoon.
  • Cut into 1cm chunks
  • Draw water out of cucumber. In a medium bowl, sprinkle sea salt and shuffle with hands few times. Leave for 15 min. With both hands, squeeze the water out of the cucumber as much as possible.



  • Spicy Tuna Mayo – Mix tuna chunks, kewpie mayonnaise and shichimi red chili pepper
  • Salmon/Cucumber/Avocado – Cut into 7-8cm strips



  • Add the cucumber, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and fine strips of ginger to a saucepan and mix. Bring to a boil over medium heat, keep stiring and continue cooking for 30 seconds.
  • Strain the sauce and cool down the cucumber and sauce separately to prevent the cucumber from overcooking.
  • When cooled, combine the cucumber and sauce, add chopped chilli and shredded salted kombu and store in the fridge for 1 hour.