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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Budae Jjigae

Budae Jjigae aka army stew was created shortly after the Korean War ended when food was scarce and many Koreans were starving.

Processed foods such as spam, hot dogs, baked beans, cheese, ham, etc were scrounged or smuggled from U.S military bases and the locals threw the American ingredients into a large pot together with an assortment of Korean vegetables, spicy seasonings and other leftovers to create a stew of sorts.

Thus, through ingenuity and resourcefulness, Budae Jjigae was born!

 My first time making the stew.

All you need is kimchi and some American processed meats and viola —  it's Budae Jjigae!

There really is no right or wrong way to make army stew because you can create hundreds of combinations with whatever ingredients you have on hand.


Steaming hot and bubbling and wonderfully hearty

Totally unhealthy but absolutely worth it!  And especially perfect on a cold, rainy night.

A video to share

24 comments:

italiafinlandia said...

Hello Veronica! Hope you can enjoy the army stew in total freedom from lockdown! :-)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm aspecto delicioso.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Apparently on Guam, the legacy of spam has remained, and spam sushi is now popular. Seems like a total contradiction, doesn't it? I have not eaten any kind of canned meat in so many years I can't even remember, and if I never do again it will be too soon!

Diana said...

This is a very interesting dish! I think such a combination is delicious!

Happy Thursday, Veronica!

camdandusler said...

What a ınteresting dish... thanks for your sharing....

DeniseinVA said...

This looks absolutely delicous! Thank you for sharing it.

Rostrose said...

Your stew looks delicious, dear Veronica. I love stews in that you can put "everything" that you have at home!
All the best on Thursdays,
Traude
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carol l mckenna said...

Your stew looks yummy and economical too ~ enjoy ~ Xo ~ Great 'foodie photos' ~


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Martha said...

It sure looks satisfying and delicious!

SzgnBsl said...

It looks interesting but also delicious too:-)

betty said...

I love how it is pronounced and the lady was so cute cooking it. It sounds decandently delicious. I agree with her. One time a year woukd probably be enough if one was trying to eat healthy. I will have to see if any Korean restaurants serve it here. Thanks for sharing Veronica!

Betty

Abdel said...

This looks so delicious!
Happy Weekend.

Infinitely Posh

mvmaithai said...

Spam and sardines are my go-to canned food. This stew looks like spicy Ramen noodle soup with the addition of fishballs and spam!

Heard about the lockdown in Malaysia. Hope all is well at your end.

Giorgio said...

There's a Korean restaurant in Rome ... maybe they serve that food. I am curious!

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing this interesting recipe

Brian said...

That looks really good and now I'm pretty hungry!

bill burke said...

Looks and sounds delicious. I love stews and this one you can place in whatever you wish.

Amy said...

Looks good to me, I'd eat it, is that Shitake mushrooms? yum

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Interesting how this came about!

efebakan said...

Good Like Like Like

NCSue said...

What a fascinating dish! I'd love to try it.
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-visit-to-garden.html

stevebethere said...

That all looks so good and delicious and laid out beautifully :-)

Have a slurptastic week 👍

Mellie said...

How interesting. It sounds almost like a Louisiana gumbo. Back in the old days, whatever ingredients you had went in the pot.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

That looks like a very hearty meal! I would love to taste that.

-Soma