Korean Soybean Paste Stew (Doenjang Jjigae)
Recently, I just watched Gourmet, a 2008 Korean drama about a famous fictional traditional Korean restaurant. If you love cooking, you will fall in love with this show as it introduced many famous and beautifully presented Korean dishes. It’s a joy to see the “chefs” in action. From the show, I learnt that soybean paste stew (Doenjang Jjigae) is a staple in Korean cuisine. It is made with Korean soybean paste (doenjang), and just like Japanese miso soup, it is very easy to make. I used leftover Shabu Shabu ingredients which is just perfect for making this stew.
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The doenjang jjigae in this recipe is a meatless version, but feel free to add chicken, pork or beef as you like.