Friday, 21 October 2016

Army Stew (Budae-jjigae 부대찌개)

Option 1

I was only into K-drama in 2015 and never really noticed that this Army Stew (Budae-jjigae 부대찌개) was on one of their menu.  Usually on TV, I only see them eating BBQ, Tofu Stew and etc.

Even when during our previous visits, our Korean friends did not bring us to eat this.

Perhaps it is only popular in Singapore?  I have no idea.  Tell me if I am wrong.

Anyway, I had prepared this before and my family likes it but back then, the widest pan that I found was still small.  Thus I got this electric one that I find it safer to serve on a dining table.

What you need:

Stock (option 1)

30g ikan bilis
Kelp (about a palm size)
1 tsp salt
1 bulb garlic, crushed
2.5 litre water

enoki mushroom
button mushroom
rice cake
Sausage (I forgotten to add this)
Kimchi (I omitted this as my kids don't like)
Sweet Potato Noodle (omitted as I forgotten to buy this)


hot pepper flakes (I omit it as my daughter cannot take too spicy)
2 tbsp hot chilli paste
3 tbsp soya bean paste


Boil ingredient for stock for 30 mins for option 1
Boil chicken bones and chicken for 1 hour for option 2  

Arrange ingredients on a heating pan.  

Pour in the stock and season to taste (what I did was to season the stock first)

Bring to boil and dig in.


  1. I just cooked this not long ago and shared the recipe in my blog. Love it!


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