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This Army Stew can fix your late night cravings when you’re binge-watching your favourite K-drama

by Andrea Tay

For those who are having a hard time figuring out what to cook, we have a suggestion that we think you might like.  There is no doubt that Malaysians love their K-dramas especially the recent one that just came out — Itaewon Class. K-dramas are known to give us a sense of craving for any of the dishes and with this new show, we are absolutely dreading to try this Army Stew that is also known as Budae Jjigae.

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Apparently, this stew is a legendary Korean dish as it was said to be created after the truce that ended the Korean war. Plus what makes it more interesting is that the dish is also known as Jonseun-tang that basically translates to Johnson’s soup. All because of US President Lyndon Johnson, that enjoyed the taste of this dish during his visit to the country.

To make this dish, you would need:

  • 1/2 tablespoon Korean Chilli Paste
  • 1 packet Korean Tteokbokki (Korean Rice Cake)
  • 1/2 bowl Korean Kimchi
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 packet sausage
  • 1 tin spam

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Here’s what you should do:

  • First, scoop a tablespoon Korean Spicy Pepper Paste into a bowl.
  • Then cut the garlic into half. For additional fragrance, one can add some Korean sesame oil or normal household sesame oil. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl well.
  • After that, soak the Korean tteokbokki (topokki) into the water to soften it.
  • Cut the sausages into slices. If there are some spam, cut them into squares.
  • As for the onion, cut it into slices. Feel free to add some tofu if they are in your kitchen.
  • Place the ingredients into a shallow pot which depth not lesser than 12 inches.
  • Be sure to place the onion and kimchi in the pot first for greater aroma and taste.
  • Next up one can put in the sausages, tteokbokki and tofu into pot whichever way they like.
  • It can be a bonus if one has a can of tomato sauce bean.
  • As for the sauce, place it at the center of all the ingredients and add in some water to boil it.


Pictures by @foodbyjenniferchow 

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