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Chinese cooking, like most of Asia, focuses first on a starch like rice or noodles, then adds an accompaniment of meat or seafood, rather than meat first, starch and vegetables second, as found in European-influenced cuisines. Recipes in China are as diverse as the language, with its 80,000 characters, and Chinese immigrants have brought this complex culinary heritage to almost every region of the world.

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Cucumber Salad

4 cucumbers, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Few drops Tabasco sauce

Slice cucumbers lengthwise. Sprinkle salt on cut sides, then place cut-side down on paper towels to drain. After 30 minutes, pat dry.

Slice cucumbers into 1/2 inch pieces. Place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle on cucumbers and toss to coat. Let sit for 1 hour before serving.


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