Kimchi jjigae

Kimchi Chigae

Recipe: Kimchi Chigae (김치찌게)

Summary: Kimchi Chigae is a spicy hot pot made with leftover Kimchi.


  • 2t sesame oil
  • 1/2 pound of pork stew meat, cut into cubes or strips
  • 1 package of firm tofu, cut in cubes
  • 2 – 3 cups of fermented Kimchi
  • 2t soy sauce
  • 1t sugar
  • 1t minced garlic
  • 1t chopped green onion
  • 3 cups of water


  1. Saute the pork in sesame oil in a pot for a few minutes
  2. Add the kimchi to the post and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of Kimchi juice and 3 cups of water
  4. Add tofu, soy sauce, minced garlic and sugar.
  5. Boil it for 10 minutes, add green onions at the very end
  6. Serve with steamed rice.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2


  1. I was very happy to see all the korean food recipes that you published in this website. i’m a big fan of korean food.. i;m sure i will try making them at hm from nw on.. thanks for sharing..

  2. When my boyfriend cooked the kimchi jjigae it is good so masita.and I found my boyfriend is a good cooker than me.heheh…

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Korean food I had a Korean nanny growing up and I am now a wife and mother that works from home. I have become quite adept at cooking and introduced my Cajun hubby to foreign food O also grew up in Germany so I am pretty experienced at “foreign” foods. I am going to make this for him tonight since he is returning from a trip (he is Active Duty Military) I’ll have to respond and let you know how it goes. I usually make it a few times and put my own spin on it each time and then I write down the one that was the biggest hit. I had NO idea this was SO easy. I love Kimchi and eat it often. Believe it or not when I had gastric cancer kimchi HELPED my stomach feel better. The idea came from my military surgeon who had been stationed in Korea when he discovered thee good cultures in it. I like it better than yogurt.

    1. Can’t wait to hear how he liked it. I also like to hear about your spin. I get questions about substitute ingredients from people living where not many Korean groceries are around. It will be a good tip for them! Thanks for leaving me a comment 🙂

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