Korean food 101: Top 10 essential dishes

Ready to try Korean? Get started with these hallmarks of the West's "it" cuisine

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Oi-jangajji (cucumber pickles)

Oi-jangajji (cucumber pickles)

Koreans pickle all kinds of food, so you’ll see not only pickled cucumbers and jalapeño peppers, but also hard-cooked eggs, garlic cloves, and radishes. Some pickles are tart and sweet, others fiery. Add them to everything from barbecued tacos to noodle bowls.

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