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The Famous Korean Army Stew (Budae Jjigae)

I was first introduced to Korean Army Stew back in college because there are lots of Korean restaurants near my school. And from then on, I’ve always think it’s a super delicious combination. So today let’s take a look at how we can make Korean Army Stew (Budae Jjigae) at home.
  Soft tofu 14 Ounce, sliced
  Rice cakes 4 Ounce
  Spam 8 Ounce, sliced
  Hot dog 2 , diagonally sliced (frankfurter)
  Kimchi 1 Pound
  Oyster mushroom 1 Large, sliced
  Enoki mushroom 3 Ounce
  Instant ramen noodles 1 Packet
  Scallions 1 Tablespoon, diagonally sliced
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper paste 2 Tablespoon (gochujang)
  Chili flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Sugar 1 Pinch
Soup base:
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Dried kelp 1
  Dried anchovies 1 Pound (medium sized)
  Shitake mushroom 3 (dried)


1. In a pot, add 4 cups of water, 1 dried kelp, 1 handful of medium dried anchovies, 3 dried shitake mushroom and cook for 30 minutes. After the water is boiling, turn it to low heat.

2. In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of gochujang hot pepper paste, 1 tablespoon of chili flakes, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of sugar.

3. Now back to the stock, after 30 minutes, take out the kelp and anchovies. Add the sauce in the stock and mix well.

4. In the stock, add 14 ounces of soft tofu, sliced, 4 ounces of rice cakes, 8 ounces of spam, 2 pieces of frankfurter hot dog, 1 handful kimchi, and cook for 5 minutes. Then add 1 king oyster mushroom and 3 ounces of enoki mushroom and cook for 2 minutes. Lastly add 1 bag of instant ramen and 1 tablespoon of diagonally sliced scallions and cook for another 2 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Korean Stew
Easy, Quick, Everyday, Kids
High Protein, High Fiber
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 815 Calories from Fat 248

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g46.9%

Saturated Fat 11.4 g56.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 444.7 mg148.2%

Sodium 5156.5 mg214.9%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g44.7%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 86 g172.5%

Vitamin A 34.1% Vitamin C 12.3%

Calcium 5.3% Iron 9.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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