Oiji Muchim (Spicy Seasoned Cucumber Pickles)

Oiji muchim is a simple side dish made with Korean pickled cucumbers, oiji! It’s crunchy, chewy, spicy and deliciously salty.

Red spicy seasoned Korean pickle slices

Oiji muchim (오이지 무침) is a simple side dish made with oiji, Korean cucumber pickles! Fermented simply in salt water, oiji is a traditional way to preserve cucumbers beyond their growing season. During fermentation, a deep tangy flavor develops, the color turns golden yellow, and the texture becomes crunchy and slightly chewy. Oiji is a staple in Korean cuisine. Continue reading