Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew) Recipe

All I see is RED! This recipe is based on Kevin Lynch's recipe or rather more of a response to his recipe. It is actually pretty doable for a beginner in cooking (like me). All you have to do is saute, add ingredients and let it boil then simmer. When you have this for left over, it is much tastier because the ingredients were marinated for a long time.


1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 pound pork belly (cut into bite sized pieces) - samgyeopsal
                    in this recipe we used bacon as a substitute
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 cups dashi (or water)
1 cup kimchi (cut into bite sized pieces)
2 tablespoons gochujang
1 tablespoon gochugaru
1/2 package tofu (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 small onion (sliced)
1 cup zucchini (cut into bite sized pieces)
2 green chilies (sliced)
2 green onions (sliced)


1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan.
2. Add the pork and saute until it is no longer pink, about 2-5 minutes. In this case, since we run out of pork belly, our alternative is bacon. A bit pricey but it's definitely worth the price I tell you.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.

4. Add the kimchi and water or dashi, bring to a boil.
5. Mix in the gochujang and gochugaru and simmer for 20 minutes.

6. Add the tofu, onion, zucchini and chilies and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and add the green onions.

And now the finish product!