A stew like Korean dish made with kimchi and normally features pork belly, tofu and sliced scallions. A heart warming dish that is perfect for cold rainy days, all you need is 1 pot and 30 minutes. Kimchi is the famous fermented stinko cabbage of Korea. Some people will be repulsed by the smell and some will be drawn to it. Once you had a taste of this jjigae, your mouth will be bombarded with sweet, savory, sour, all the flavors you could ever dream off. So come and give it a go.
1/2 Cups of Kimchi
1tb of Gochujang
2tb of Sesame Seed Oil
500g of Pork Belly
1 Onion Sliced
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 tb of Sugar
Begin by slicing your Pork belly into thin pieces or huge chunks, your preference.
Heat up 2tb of sesame seed oil in a pot on medium high heat and begin to get a lovely CHAR on your pork belly.
Set a side your pork belly. In the same pot fry your sliced onions and 1/2 Cup of Kimchi on medium low heat till the onions are soft.
Add in a 1/4 cup of Kimchi juice, 1tb of Gochujang and add back in your pork belly. Mix well.
Add in 4 cloves of minced garlic and enough water to cover the pork belly. Increase heat to medium high till a boil then reduce to low and let the stew simmer for 15 minutes.
Add 1tb of sugar and salt to taste.
Cut your tofu into little chunks and gently slide them into the stew and let it simmer for 3 minutes.
Serve with a nice bowl of rice or some freshly boiled noodles. A PERFECT dish for cold rainy days.
Extra: Top the stew with some freshly cut scallions to give it a vibrant burst of freshness.