You can get beef jerky around here, but the jerky of choice in Korea is squid jerky. Yes, on the package below you see a friendly squid saluting you, the consumer, in assurance, that he is proud and happy to be filling your belly with dried, flavored, squid yumminess!
I was introduced to this by another Westerner, actually. (They’re turning us all slowly into Koreans! :o) I found it pretty good, once I got past the introductory taste, though I must admit I like all things fishy.
It is jerked (or is it called smoked?) and this one in particular had a seasoning, which I can’t explain. It is shredded, which allows is to be pulled off in strips like string cheese.
I doubt it will ever be a big hit in America, but in this country it definitely has a home.