Chilled Cucumber Soup



Preparation info

  • Serves

    3 to 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Korean Table: From Barbecue to Bibimbap 100 Easy-To-Prepare Recipes

The Korean Table

By Taekyung Chung and Debra Samuels

Published 2015

  • About

Dense with slivers of cucumber, this cold sweet-and-sour soup is like a floating salad. The sour element is thought to stimulate your appetite and refresh you in the heat of the summer. However don’t wait for the summer. Serve this cooling soup as a counterpoint with a spicy meal that generates its own heat.


  • 4 mini cucumbers or ½ English cucumber’ cut into matchstick strips
  • 2 shallots, cut into matchstick strips


In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, shallots and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and water. Add this mixture to the cucumbers.

Add the green onion, mix well, and place in the refrigerator until well chilled. Garnish with cherry pepper rings.