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kimchi stew

Kimchi Stew Recipe (Kimchi-JJigae 김치찌개)

Kimchi Stew or (Kimchi-JJigae 김치찌개), is a savory soup that is commonly eaten all throughout Korea. It's one of the best ways to make use out of aged kimchi and is a dish eaten especially during the winter. It's extremely nutritious and also very easy to make. Learn how to make it today!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Korean
Servings 6
Calories 343 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion Sliced
  • 3 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ginger Minced
  • 8 Ounces Pork Belly or Pork Shoulder Sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 Pound Kimchi Chopped
  • 2 Stalks Green Onion Chopped
  • 3 to 4 Medium Shiitake Mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 3 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 8 Ounce Firm Tofu
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Korean Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Gochujang


Prepping The Ingredients

  • Grab a chopping board, and slice your tofu, shiitake mushrooms, onions and pork belly or pork shoulder into thin slices. Then set it aside.
  • Chop your green onions into tiny pieces and set it aside.
  • Grab your garlic and ginger and mince them into tiny pieces. Then set it aside.
  • Lastly, chop your kimchi into tiny pieces, then set it aside.

Making The Stew

  • Grab a large pot and pour some vegetable oil into it over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, you'll want to put in your sliced onions, sliced mushrooms, sliced pork belly/shoulder, minced garlic and ginger. Stir things around for 4 to 5 minutes or until the pork is lightly browned and the vegetables have become softened.
  • Add in your chopped kimchi pieces and stir things around for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in your chicken broth, Korean chili flakes, gochujang, black pepper, salt and sugar. Stir everything together until it is all combined.
  • Bring the contents to a nice simmer and then cover the pot. Let the contents cook for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Once time is up, uncover the pot and place your tofu into the pot. Then cover the pot again and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Uncover the pot and garnish with your chopped green onions and sesame oil. Stir things around for a minute or so and then turn off the heat.
  • Serve Immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Kimchi Stew Recipe (Kimchi-JJigae 김치찌개)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 598mg26%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Kimchi Stew
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