Kimchi Soup (Kimchi Jigae)
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Kimchi soup (Kimchi Jigae/Kimchi Chigae/김치 찌개) is a popular spicy Korean stew which is sure to whet your appetite if you love hot and slightly sour soups.
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I learned to cook this dish from watching Running Man, my favourite Korean variety show. In one of the episodes, Running Man Gary had a fake mission to buy ingredients for kimchi soup, so he asked the locals at market what are the four key ingredients for making it. Thanks to the show, I learned that other than kimchi, Koreans also typically add pork, anchovies, scallions and tofu to their kimchi soup. After I successfully learned to cook this soup, we now have it for dinner at least once a week as it makes for a fast, easy and satisfying meal. This recipe uses pork, but feel free to tweak it with your favourite or leftover ingredients.
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|Cut boneless pork loin to bite-sized cubes.|
|Marinade pork with gochujiang, sesame oil, garlic powder (or minced garlic), Chinese wine and light soy sauce.|
|Add cut kimchi (including kimchi juice found in the packaging) to the pork mixture. Marinade for at least half an hour.|
|Placed anchovies in a disposable soup pouch with 1 litre of water. Bring to a boil.|
|Add marinated meat, leeks & gochujang. Simmer for 10 minutes.|
|Add tofu and simmer for another 8-10 minutes. Season kimchi soup with soy sauce and/or fish sauce to taste. Garnish with spring onions or parsley before serving.|
I will drink a big bowl of this :D I love kimchi no matter how you prepare it. Yours looks very delicious….mmmm. Remind me to make kimchi again.
Never get tired of eating this as it’s full of flavour and delicious ingredients.
This looks simply delicious I so want to do it today but I have already cooked vegetable soup for dinner.
May I know where do u usually get the disposable soup pouch?
Can replace gochujang with some other ingredient ? If not where to buy them?
no, gochujang is not replaceable. you can get it from Korean supermarkets in SG, or local supermarkets (NTUC, CS). Check out this post for omre information https://noobcook.com/korean-ingredients/
May I know what aged Kimchi you use? Where can I buy from? Can show the picture?
Currently using the CJ brand. It’s available at NTUC (fridge).
Can I use chicken instead of pork?
Yes, you can use chicken breast or fillet cubes.
Is gojuchang sauce the same as gojuchang paste? Can I substitute with the sauce if I don’t have the paste?
Yes they should be the same item, as long as there is the word “gochujang”.