Budae jjigae – Army base stew

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    Hi Maangchi – I was reading about this and it sounds very curious (it includes tinned spam among other things). If it is something you have made I think it would be an interesting addition to the recipes and I would try it (even though I wouldn’t normally eat meat in a can!)



    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.



    Thanks for the info powerplantop – I don’t think I would add cheese either but I will definitely give the stew a try at some point :)

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