Cucumbers are washed and dry, then slice cucumbers on a sharp diagonal into bite-sized pieces.
Add 1/2 tsp salt onto the cucumbers, then set aside for 20-30 minutes.
The cucumbers should have released some water, which will gather at the bottom of the bowl. Pour out that water.
Add freshly crushed garlic
Then add the rest of the ingredients: chili oil, light soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, black vinegar, maple syrup, and red chilis(This is optional if you like mild).
Toss all ingredients together and adjust flavors as necessary.
Note1: for this salad, we prefer baby cucumbers (standard cucumbers or Lebanese cucumbers in Australia).)as the texture is crunchier and the seeds in the center part are smaller.Note2: You can use Organic sugar, I found Maple syrup gives it more flavor.