Army Base Stew ( Budae Jjigae )

At first i wasn’t too sure about this dish , although the picture looks really good and really tempted me to try it . I finally decided to give it a try , although with slight modification , i didn’t use pork belly , instead i used ham ( leftover from christmas that i froze ) , and i didn’t use spam , or american cheese . But i used everything else , including rice cake , baked beans , kielbasa , cabbage , glass noodles and ramen , also rice cake . This is what i like about soups and stews , the aroma when cooking the anchovy kelp based broth always fills the house , makes me even hungrier and can’t wait the food to finish . I was right , the food turns out delicious , not to mention how easy this was and less mess . My husband loves it , and my 10 years old son gobbled it up , so i will sure make this again soon !!

The recipe for Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Base Stew: 부대찌개) is here!


  1. jaylivg Houston joined 7/10 & has 107 comments

    Hi Emily !! We actually think that this stew develop a better flavor the next day !! I’ve made this stew 2 times just from this month . It is delicious and we really enjoyed it a lot , thank you for showing us how to make this yummy stew . Oh and because of Korean food , Nick now loves spicy food LOL .. how funny is that !!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      I’m so happy to hear that you and your family have been enjoying this recipe.
      “Nick now loves spicy food…” haha, You make all kinds of delicious food from many different cultures. You are raising a little foodie!

  2. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    It looks very tasty! I’m happy to hear that your family loved this stew. Nick will love Korean spicy stew when he grows up! : )

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