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Fiery Fermentation Medley: Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi Jjigae

About the Dish:

Kimchi Jjigae is a traditional Korean stew made with kimchi, tofu, and pork. It is a popular comfort food in Korea and is known for its spicy and hearty flavors. The stew is usually served hot and is often enjoyed with a bowl of steamed rice. The combination of tangy kimchi, soft tofu, and savory pork creates a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for cold winter days.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 1400mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Kimchi 2 cups
Tofu 1 block
Pork 200g
Garlic 4 cloves
Onion 1 medium
Green onions 3 stalks
Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
Red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
Salt To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the pork and cook until browned.
  • Step 2: Add the garlic, onion, and green onions to the pot. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Step 3: Add the kimchi and stir well. Cook for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Step 4: Pour in enough water to cover the ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover the pot and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Step 5: Cut the tofu into small cubes and add it to the pot. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Step 6: Season the stew with soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and salt to taste. Stir well and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Step 7: Serve the Kimchi Jjigae hot with a side of steamed rice.

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