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Kimchi Jjigae

The hearty and spicy kimchi Jjigae is the perfect dish to warm up on a cold winter day.  

Hearty and spicy, Kimchi Jjigae is the perfect dish to warm up on a cold winter day.  

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Enough for one serving  


  • 4 tbsp kimchi (we recommend our weekend kimchi version, as it is thoroughly flavored and aromatic) 
  • 30g onion, cut into thin slices 
  • 1-2 leaves of green onion (we like them thinly sliced ) 
  • (Optional) 50g shiitake mushrooms, chopped  
  • 50 g tofu (firm version), cut into 1 cm cubes 
  • 80ml water 
  • 1/3 tbsp chili flakes ( regular or gochugaru ) 
  • 1/3 tbsp soy sauce 
  • (Optional for extra spiciness!) 1/3 tsp Korean chili paste ( gochujang ) 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic , finely chopped 


  1. Cook the kimchi in a large pot until tender.

    Kimchi in pot

  2. Add onions, mushrooms, tofu, water , chili flakes, soy sauce, chili paste, garlic to the pot.

    Veggies in a pot

  3. Bring everything to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes , stirring regularly.

    Boiling soup in pot

  4. Add the spring onions and turn off the heat .  

  5. Serve with rice and other side dishes.  

    Kimchi soup in bowl

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