Making Budae-Jjigae / Army Base Stew

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/45 sec, ISO3200
“Budae-Jjigae” Cedar Park, 2020

Today I made Budae-Jjigae (Army Base Stew) using this video as a guide. It was super-delicious, spicy, and will leave your whole body warmed up. It’s also very easy to make (hey, if I can do it, anyone can!)

In the photo below, you can see it with the spicy paste mixed into the broth (we just used water), and instant noodles added. We cook it on our kitchen stove, and then bring it over to the table and use a portable gas stove on low to keep it nice and hot. I highly recommend this yummy Korean dish!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Budae-Jjigae” Cedar Park, 2020

2 thoughts on “Making Budae-Jjigae / Army Base Stew

  1. Budae-jjigae is delicious! Really hearty and actually quite nutritious with all of the vegetables, meat, and noodles mixed together. Its history is quite fascinating, as it was created during the Korean War and troops used U.S. canned food (e.g. spam) to make the lovely stew it is today. πŸ™‚

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