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In Korea, this is called OY Kimchi. I spent 4 years in Korea and this was my favorite next to cabbage kimchi. This is very authentic tasting and easy to make! No more going to the Asian market for my fix of OY Kimchi! For a variation, Koreans add finely sliced onions or chopped green onions to it. YUMMMMMMY!!!

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Cathy17 May 04, 2004

Awesome! After reading the other reviews I decided to salt and then drain the cucumbers before adding the marinade. They turned out perfectly and our Korean homestay student practically inhaled them! I will definitely be making these again (and often)! Edited to add: I have found that using Kochujang Sauce gives a great taste. Since starting to host Korean students, I usually have Kochujang Sauce in my fridge, so using it cuts down a little in the preparation of this delicious pickle/relish (whatever you'd like to call it).

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J. Ko September 25, 2007

I kind of peeled these and left stripes of peel around the cukes. This was so easy to make and I made it with three other of your recipes, Jelisa. :) What I really enjoyed about this dish was that with the other dishes, this (even though spicy) was a nice 'cool to the palate' contrast to the other dishes. The rest of the meal was Spicy Pepper Steak #33347, Sesame Spinach #30471, Spicy Korean Chicken #29615, and rice. Tastebud heaven! :)

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GinnyP October 29, 2003

Wow! These were great! Could barely stay out of them long enough to let them marinate. Didn't think I have enough marinade but once you toss it's plenty.

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v301 August 17, 2003

I used 6 Kirby cucumbers because they're crunchier. I also did not have kochujang so used a Chinese hot sauce instead. It turned out pretty good! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Grace Lynn April 17, 2012

Good

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daramjui March 18, 2012

Great side dish! Super refreshing and I love the little kick that it has..... an awesome way to use up extra cukes in my garden. Thanks!!

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Gypsy Recipe Hunter June 11, 2010

This was exceptional!!! Thanks for sharing! This was authentic and delicious. I served this along with a bunch of other ban chan (Korean side dishes) at dinner and this was a big hit! Crisp & cool! I could eat this by itself it was so good! Thanks, Jelisa!

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GraceFace October 07, 2006

I loved this unusual flavour. Next time I'll salt the cucumbers, let them stand awhile and drain before adding the marinade, since I made double to have leftovers and it got a bit watery.

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Cookin-jo August 29, 2005
Spicy Cucumbers