Re: Budae jjigae – Army base stew

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There is a lot of history this dish spam and hot dogs were introduced to Korea during and after the Korean War. Korean cooks learned how to use the American ingredients in a Korean jjige. For a long time this was considered poor people food but is now becoming popular as just plain good food. Be sure to try it with a few friends and a bottle of soju.

Some names for this dish are:


army base stew

Johnson tang


Bu dae chigae




I love the dish and it is flexible in that you add what you want. Some versions call for cheese but I have not tried that that.