Mae's Kimchi Stew


My sister made this for husband's parents visiting from Korea. They loved it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
31 mins
Total Time:
46 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • ½ pound pork belly, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 cups prepared dashi stock

  • 1 cup kimchi, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean chile paste)

  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean chile powder)

  • ½ (12 ounce) package tofu, cut into 1/2-inch squares

  • 1 cup zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 small onion, sliced

  • 2 green chile peppers, sliced

  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Heat sesame oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook until no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir garlic into pork mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir dashi stock and kimchi into the pork mixture; bring to a boil. Stir in gochujang and gochugaru; simmer until stew is thickened slightly, about 20 minutes.

  3. Stir tofu, zucchini, onion, and green chile peppers into the stew; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with green onion.

Cook's Note:

If you can't find some of the ethnic ingredients, look for grocery store substitutes: there's bound to be something close to it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 1205mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 85mg 427%
Calcium 215mg 17%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 665mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.