This is a refreshing pickle/relish I learnt from my best friend A's Mother H. I have changed the recipe a little as my pantry is not as complete as hers.
serves 4 as a side dish to go with a Japanese meal
1/4 cup of wakame, soaked in hot water and squeezed dry
1/2 a cucumber, sliced paper thin
1/2 cup of rice vinegar
5 cm knob of ginger, finely julienne
2 tbs of sugar
pinch of salt
Salt cucumber in a colander for 15 minutes, squeeze off excess liquid.
Place cucumber, wakame and ginger in a mixing bowl.
Dissolve sugar and salt in the rice vinegar and add the mixteure to the bowl. Mix well and leave it til needed.