The crisp flavours of this salad are just perfect for the warmer weather ahead.
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For the dressing, place sugar and vinegar in a small pan over low heat and stir for 1 minute until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes until syrupy. Pour into a heatproof bowl, cool for 10 minutes, then stir in soy, sesame and Szechuan pepper.
Meanwhile, cut cucumber and carrot into thin matchsticks and place in a bowl. Finely shred cabbage and add to bowl with tofu, spring onion and herbs. Pour over the dressing and toss to combine, then serve.
Szechuan pepper, marinated tofu and Chinese cabbage (wombok), are available from Asian food shops and selected supermarkets.