Umma's Kimchi Jigeh
This is kimchi jigeh, Korea's traditional of all traditional dishes. Below is the hands-down, best kimchi jigeh recipe of all times. I know this because it's my grandma's that was handed down to my mom. Serve with white rice, brown rice, noodles, or whatever. I sometimes dig right in and just enjoy the pure goodness of this spicy, tangy, hot pot stew by itself. It's Umma's Original Kimchi Jigeh. Hope you like it.
Taste before adding more salt. Kimchi will have enough salt for most people.
Rice cakes (1-inch, tube-shaped cakes, not the flat ovals) are an optional ingredient. If using, soak the cakes in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let dry. Heat oil in a skillet and fry rice cakes for 1 minute. Add cooked rice cakes to the saucepan when adding kochu jang.