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Steps to Cook Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi Jjigae? sounds complicated right? The first time I heard the name, I thought the same. What can be the meaning of jjigae was my first question. So of course    like everyone I googled the meaning of jjigae. Here is what I found, jjigae means stew. Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish. Kimchi can be an ingredient, side dish or main dish. It changes according to certain dish. For an example in Kimchi jjigae, kimchi is the main key ingredient.

Let's move on to the ingredients



2. Onion


4. Toufu


6. Chili flakes

7.Soy sauce


9. Black pepper

Steps to cook

1. Add sesame oil or any vegetable oil in a pan and heat it up.

2. Add kimchi, minced onion and garlic. Stir until the onions' colour changes. 

3. After 2 minutes, add chili flakes and gochujang according to your spice tolerance.

4.Stir well until everything is mixed well.

5. Add kimchi brine and vegetable stock in the pan. Stir well. After 2 minutes turn off the stove.

6.Boil tofu and mushroom in the jjigae pot. Simmer it once it has cooked well.

7. Boil it for 2 minutes. 

That's all kimchi jjigae is ready to be served!


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