Cool and Spicy Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)

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I have said many times before that Korean food is very seasonal. I especially look forward to the summer dishes like tangy Mul Kimchi (“water kimchi”), Oi Seobaggi (Cucumber Kimchi), and all the bright cool summer dishes that refresh in the summer heat.

One of Eun Jeong’s regular creations is a Spicy Cucumber Salad, Oi Muchim (오이 무침). I really love this stuff, and I can see it being the hit of any backyard BBQ.

Eun Jeong just made this now. I am quickly uploading the pictures and typing the recipe because she’s already started eating. Gotta go!

UPDATE 08.13.2009: Justin from Justcook nyc made this and had some success. Check it out!



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15 thoughts on “Cool and Spicy Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)”

  1. Seeing this article reminded me of something I’ve wanted to find out…

    I absolutely love 부추 (thin, uncooked strips of onion with bits of gochugaru mixed in, and perhaps a dash of vinegar(?)). Anyway, when I ask my Korean friends where to get it, most of them act like they’ve never heard of 부추 and I have to give a long explanation of what it is.

    Am I calling this (부추) by the wrong name or something? And, do you know how much gochugaru and any other ingredients to mix in to make it tasty? Sorry if this seems like a very simple question, but my cooking abilities normally don’t go beyond heating a pop tart in the microwave.

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe in English~~
    The recipe was easy to follow, and authentic!
    I made it for my first gen korean parents, and they loved it too~

    Thanks again!

  3. I´ve actually eaten tomato icecream when I was at a farmer´s market in the UK. It was
    actually not that bad, but I prefer a more fruity or chocolaty taste to my ice cream though.
    This popsicle looks horrible though, but quite fancy looking 🙂

  4. I had something like this at one of them buffet resturants,,,It was with the sushi/california roles section…cold..
    Had cukes, a little bit of onions…carrots..a delicious sauce..light, sweet, a touch of heat…no sesame seeds..but it had squid in it was amazing..need a recipe for it hoping this is it..but some ingredients hard to find in my area…


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