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For a more authentic flavor: I add a copule more ingredients. Use pork stew meat and cook it with a lil bit of olive oil fresh grated ginger chopped up garlic jalapeno and green onion (i love garlic and jalapenos so I use a lot of it. approx 5-6 peppers and 5-6 cloves of garlic). Then I add the kimchi and kimchi brine. Also instead of using water I use chicken broth. When it's almost done I chop up tofu and throw it in the pot. Let it boil for a couple of minutes and it's all done and delicious! (I use the medium tofu - not the soft or hard)
I like to make Kimchi jigeh stew, but I always do in a different way. First of all, I add more vegetables, such as carrots, onions, green onions, bean sprouts, mushrooms and tofu. I usually use sliced pork meat or substitute knnyaku (Which is a Japanese vegetarian ingredient) for meat. Then, I taste the soup with Korean spicy paste (e.g. gochu jang) and miso paste. Don't forget adding minced ginger and garlic. This gives a great flavor to the soup.
This is a great dish to be served with rice as well as other korean sides. One of my fav. dishes to make.... I was always taught a diff. recipe as all recipes differ from family to family. I suggest adding some beef bouilon or chicken... adds a great deal of flavor.... if you don't like to use spam you could use tuna or my fave. cubed pieces of pork or my mom would always find these pork things on bones...but were tiny...not sure if they were ribs or not. but very yummy! you can add any meat to your liking.... just needs to be cooked till the meat is cooked all the way through.
I just finished making this and I rated it with 4 stars instead of 5 only because I went with the previous reviewer and added broth instead of water so I don't know how it would taste with water. I added veggie broth only because that was what I had on hand and let me tell you yummmmy!!! My Korean step-mom use to make this all the time and I never realized how easy it was... Thanks for sharing this recipe....
This recipe required too much adjustment. I used all of the ingredients except salt added Kimchi I purchased from the local Korean market with some cooked pork belly. These additions gave it a great taste. Use soup broth instead of water and green onions.
It is best to use pork in this recipe. The pork shoulder is a good choice of meat. Another choice would be to use spam and smoked sausages. The key is to use great tasting overly fermented kimchi and gochugaru straight from Korea.