asian slaw

very similar to below, but with cabbage. this would be a good candidate for some chiles (dried or fresh).

head napa cabbage, finely minced/shredded
1 large shallot (you could probably use 2 if you're up for it)
2 lemon cucumbers, diced
1 bunch cilantro

1/2 c fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 c fish sauce
palm sugar (or regular sugar) to taste (try about 1 tbsp)

I always try to mince the cabbage up ahead of time and salt it to get some excess water out. Otherwise, it gets a bit watery.

thai cucumber salad


2 large cucumbers, quartered, seeded and sliced (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup of shallots, minced
1/4 cup of coconut flakes (optional)

about 1/4 cup fish sauce
3 tablespoons lime juice
about 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
about 1 tablespoon of palm sugar (white sugar is OK, reduce to 1/2 tablespoon)