This Lao-style Cucumber Salad is a very simple dish to make, a delicious sweet-sour-spicy salad.
Step 1. Use a mortar and pestle to bruise roughly chili, garlic, sugar, MSG, and shrimp paste.
Step 2. Slice tomatoes, and squeeze the lime juice, add fish sauce and cucumber, and bash again. Add seasoning to your taste with more fish sauce or lime juice. Ready to serve. Zap!