Very tasty. People in Southern China eat this in the summer because it cools down the body. Also, recommended in Chinese medicine for its effects in countering "body heat". I don't know what that means, but they do make you feel better in a very hot and humid summer day. I like a bit of vinegar added on top as well.


  1. Cut the cucumber into 4 parts lengthwise then into 1-2 inch pieces
  2. Put salt into cucumber and mix, leave it for 30 minutes
  3. Take the flesh off the plums, soften with hot water, keep the plum juice
  4. Drain the water off the cucumber.
  5. Add the juice, sugar, garlic salt and pour some sesame oil on top. Serve cold and crispy.