Stew is ubiquitous in Korean cuisine. They have all types of stew and hot pots that will make you crave for more, especially during the winter season or rainy days. A hot bowl of stew during cold weather is definitely the perfect comfort food and warm you right up.
Korean Spicy Sausage Stew, also known as Budae Jjigae is a popular stew dish in Korean cuisine. It is also known as “Army Stew” since it consists of a mixture of American and Korean ingredients, such as American sausages, spam, baked beans and cheese.
This dish is effortless to make, requires adding ingredients into a pot and cooking them in a broth. Let’s start!
For this fantastic stew dish, you will need to prepare a few ingredients.
- Chicken stock
- 1 can of spam, thinly sliced
- Cocktail sausages, thinly sliced
- Tofu, cut into cubes
- 1 packet of enoki mushrooms, base removed and cleaned
- 1 packet of king oyster mushroom, sliced
- 1 packet of shiitake mushroom, thinly sliced
- Kimchi, cut into bite-sized
- Instant ramen noodles (according to your preference)
- 1 packet of Korean rice cakes
- 1 stalk of spring onion, sliced
- Slices of cheese
- 2 tablespoons of Korean chilli flakes
- 2 tablespoons of Mirin (rice wine)
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- Minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of Korean chilli paste
- Black pepper
- First of all, combine all the sauce’s ingredients in a small bowl to create into a paste. Set aside.
- Assemble the main ingredients in a cooking pot. Leave out the instant ramen noodles, rice cakes, spring onion and cheese slices.
- Add the sauce and pour in the chicken stock.
- Close the lid and boil the stock mixture on medium-high heat.
- Boil this for about 10 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients (instant ramen noodles, rice cakes, spring onions).
- Let it simmer further for 5 minutes, reduce heat to low.
- Add in the slices of cheese on top of the mixture and cover the lid. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve while hot.
Tip: You may combine this stew dish with a bowl of rice and a few Korean side dishes.