“Sunomono” Vinegared Salad of Cucumber & Seaweed
“Su-no-mono” means vinegared food, it’s popular for side dish of Washoku.
Leave sliced cucumbers with salt for a few minutes, then drain and toss with rice vinegar, soy sauce, dashi broth, a little bit of sugar and pounded sesame “Suri-Goma”.
Cucumber is written “胡瓜” in Kanji, and sesame is “胡麻”. Both 胡瓜 and 胡麻 have a character “胡”, which means the ancient country in China.
is a sesame. 胡麻（ごま） literally “cannabis sativa from ancient country in China”
is a cucumber. 胡瓜（きゅうり） literally “cucurbitaceous vegetable from ancient country in China”