Korea Kitchen: Making spicy kimchi stew at home

Korea Kitchen: Making spicy kimchi stew at home

Korea Tourism Organization

Spicy kimchi stew is one of Korea's most favorite dish. For a delicious pot of kimchi jjigae, make sure your kimchi is well ripened.


  • 150g ripe (sour) kimchi
  • 80g pork (recommended: neck fillet)
  • 20g green onion
  • 1/4 onion
  • 100g tofu
  • 800ml water
  • 50ml kimchi juice (opt.)


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Korean chili powder
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

1. Cut kimchi about 2cm wide.

2. Cut pork into bite size chunks (0.7cm x 2cm x 3cm) and rinse in cold water.

3. Slice green onion diagonally. Cut onion in half, then slice. Cut tofu into 1.5cm cubes.

4. Make seasoning and mix with 1 & 2.

In an oiled pot, cook 4 on high heat for about 5 minutes. Add 600ml of water and boil for 20 minutes. When pork looks to be cooked, add 3 and remainder of water and boil for another 10 minutes on medium heat.


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