2 teaspoons sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Dash of soy sauce
1. With a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the cucumbers as thinly as possible. Transfer to a bowl, add cold water to cover, and set aside for 2 minutes. Tip the cucumbers into a strainer. Pat dry with paper towels.
2. Transfer the cucumbers to a bowl. Add the sugar, salt, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Toss well. Adapted from Susumu Ito