About this recipe: Delicious and easy Korean-style kimchi with a bit of Chinese flair! It goes very well with Korean BBQ dishes.
My husband REALLY liked this one! I didn't have the chili bean sauce or the chili oil, so I replaced both those ingredients with equal parts Sriracha. My apologies to the recipe submitter--I know Sriracha is not nearly the same thing, but it was the best I could come up with For anyone wondering how it tastes, it tastes like cucumbers in a hot & sweet vinaigrette. Thanks, I'll make this again! - 03 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This has become my go-to recipe for potlucks. The dish always comes home empty. The only changes I made is to use English cucumbers and replaced the chili bean paste with equal parts black bean sauce and chili garlic sauce. These two sauces are readily available at most grocery stores and combine to make a very good tasting and spicier substitute for the chili bean paste. - 31 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I don't have the chili bean sauce or fresh peppers but I've made this twice now with just the hot chili oil and it is so easy, quick, and tasty. I plan to pick up the chili bean sauce the next time I'm at the Asian grocery so I can make it as intended. - 20 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)