Korean Army Stew (Budae Jigae)

Korean Cuisine


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Learn how to make popular Korean hot pot dish – Budae Jjigae (Army stew or Army base stew)! It is loaded with Kimchi, spam, sausages, ramen noodles and much more!


4 cups chicken stock (1 litre)
200 g SPAM thinly sliced
4 cocktail Frankfurt sausages (150g) thinly & diagonally sliced
250 g tofu sliced (about 1.5cm, 1/2 inch thickness)
200 g enoki mushrooms base stem removed & stems separated,
200 g king oyster mushrooms thinly sliced length ways
100 g shiitake mushroom caps thinly sliced
1/2 cup aged Kimchi , cut into bite sized pieces
110 g instant ramen noodles
50 g Korean rice cakes for soup soaked in cold water for 15 mins if it was frozen
30 g green onion thinly & diagonally sliced
1 to 2 slice cheese

Sauce (Mix these in a small bowl)

2 Tbsp Korean chili flakes (Gochugaru)
2 Tbsp rice wine (mirin)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tbsp Korean chilli paste (Gochujang)
Few sprinkles ground black pepper

  1. Assemble the main ingredients (except for instant ramen noodles, rice cakes, green onion and cheese) in a shallow pot. Add the sauce in the middle. Pour the stock in the corner of the pot. Close the lid and boil it on medium high heat until the stock starts to boil (about 8 mins).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients – instant ramen noodles, rice cakes, green onion and cheese on top of the pot and boil uncovered until the noodles are cooked (about 2 to 3 mins). Reduce the heat to low (if you’re cooking on a portable burner and sharing the food at the dinning table).
  3. Start dishing out soup, protein and vegetables onto your own soup bowl. Serve with steamed rice (& with other Korean side dishes).

*1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 Cup = 250 ml

Nutrition Info (per serving)
Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 2398mg | Potassium: 1265mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 5.3mg
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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