Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

Have some old, sour kimchi you need to get rid of? Don’t throw it away- it’s perfect for making kimchi jjigae!

This iconic Korean stew is more than just a dish- it’s the heart & soul of Korean home cooking, where bold flavors come together in the most comforting way. 

It’s SUPER easy to make, but there is one key factor in making the best kimchi jjigae, which I will discuss later in this post. 

What is Kimchi Jjigae?

Kimchi Jjigae is a traditional Korean stew known for its robust and spicy flavors. It is a staple in Korean cuisine and is often considered a comfort food. The main ingredients include well-fermented kimchi, tender pork, anchovy stock, and tofu. 

It’s a popular choice for family meals and gatherings, and its preparation can vary from region to region or even from one household to another. The stew is often served piping hot and is enjoyed with a bowl of rice.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Its so easy! You don’t need that many ingredients, and it can be ready in 30 minutes.

  • Maintain your gut health! One small bowl of this recipe contains more than enough to meet the recommended daily dose of probiotics. Kimchi also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • It can be prepped and stored in the refrigerator for a few days and reheated for quick meals. 


  • It’s the one of BEST ways to get rid of your old, sour kimchi. The other dish I love making with well-fermented kimchi is kimchi jeon (kimchi pancake).


  • Kimchi- the secret to good kimchi jjigae is all in the kimchi. It has to be well-fermented (old & sour), and it has to be really, REALLY good. I do not have a recipe for kimchi yet, but I am working on one! I will update this when I do. 

  • Kimchi brine– again, it must be well-fermented. It is difficult to make good kimchi jjigae without a good amount of brine, so keep this in mind when purchasing or making your own kimchi. 

  • Pork belly- pork and kimchi go together, they are so delicious! However, you can opt for spam, beef, or canned tuna instead. You can also make it without any meat if you prefer!

  • Anchovy stock- I use anchovy tablets and dissolve them in hot water. You can also use anchovy dashi bags. If you prefer to make it from scratch, you just need dried anchovies & dried kelp boiled in water for about 20 minutes. 
  • Tofu-  firm tofu cut into small pieces. This is traditionally added to kimchi jjigae, but in my opinion it’s an optional ingredient. My husband loves tofu so I always add it, but if I’m making it just for myself, I usually don’t add it. 

  • Gochugaru- this is optional- mostly for color, but if your kimchi is lacking in flavor then it can help a bit. 
  • Sugar- helps to balance the flavors, especially if your kimchi is overly sour.

  • Garlic & green onion– these are the only veggies you need to chop! 

About the kimchi

So here’s the deal. Kimchi jjigae is extremely easy to make, but it will only ever be as good as your kimchi! The key to making delicious kimchi jjigae is all in the kimchi you use.

It should be fully fermented. The older and more sour, the better. You also need lots of kimchi brine. 

If you try to make kimchi jjigae with fresh or un-fermented kimchi, it is not going to be good. Trust me on this! 

How to tell if your kimchi is well-fermented

If you’re not that familiar with the stages of fermentation in kimchi, here are some signs to tell if it is fermented enough:

  • It smells and tastes sour. Well-fermented kimchi is very sour, almost too sour for eating uncooked. Once kimchi gets to this stage, it is best to use it for cooking.

  • It looks almost translucent. When kimchi is very sour and old, it may keep its crunchy texture but it will appear more wilted, and almost look translucent. Fresh kimchi by comparison looks much more opaque, especially the white crunchy parts of the cabbage.

More easy soup recipes

If you like this recipe, try some of my other easy soup recipes on the blog! 

Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)


  • 2 cups chopped kimchi well-fermented
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 lb pork belly or beef, spam, canned tuna
  • 1/3 cup kimchi brine well-fermented
  • 3 cups anchovy stock
  • 1 tbsp gochugaru Korean red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 package firm tofu cut into squares
  • 2 green onions, chopped whites & greens separated


  • Chop kimchi into bite sized pieces
  • Chop the green onions and separate the greens from the whites. The greens will be used for garnish while the whites will be cooked into the soup.
  • Prepare your anchovy stock. For ease and convenience, I use anchovy tablets dissolved in hot water. You may also use dashi bags, or make it from scratch by boiling water with dried anchovies and dried kelp for 20 minutes.
  • Add some neutral oil to a pot over medium high heat, then add the kimchi and garlic. Stir fry for a couple minutes.
  • Next add the pork belly and continue to stir fry for another couple of minutes.
  • Add the kimchi brine and just 1 cup of the anchovy stock. Mix to combine, then reduce the heat to medium and cover for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes add the rest of the anchovy stock, sugar, and gochugaru. Taste the soup and add salt to taste (I added a small pinch). Cover for 10 minutes.
  • Add the tofu and cover for another 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with green onions and thats it!
    Optional: drizzle a tiny bit of sesame oil if desired. I recommend 1/4 tsp (sesame oil is very strong in flavor, careful not to add too much).

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This Post Has 195 Comments

  1. Sylvia Connolly

    5 stars
    THE BEST comfort Korean dish.

  2. Jenifer

    5 stars
    This looks delicious!! I’m going to have to try!!

  3. Amy Tam

    I love this recipe so much! I always order kimchi jigae whenever I crave Korean food. Now, I can make it at home. I’ve made it 3x since I found this recipe and it keeps getting better every single time. Of course, I still look at the recipe for proportions, but hopefully one day, I’ll be able to cook like a pro like you Stella!


  4. Abby

    5 stars
    I love your videos and Kimchi jigae is soo bomb!

  5. Susan

    5 stars
    Absolutely obsessed! I need this everyday. So delicious and easy to make.

  6. Phil Lomboy

    5 stars
    This looks so damn delicious!!!! Can’t wait to try out the recipe


  7. Anonymous

    5 stars
    This is honestly one of my favorite easy meals that I could eat every single day. I’ve been looking for recipes for different Korean stews and I always come back to this one. It’s a solid 10/10. I just wish I had a stone pot to cook in.

    Thanks for making it easy to follow. 🫶🏽🍲

  8. Ruth Spaeth

    5 stars
    mmm looks amazing! I love all the step by step visual instruction! 💜 @cleanhealthygreen

  9. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Looks So Yummy!! 😍 I’ll have to try it!! 😋

  10. Ollie

    5 stars
    Yo this is bomb. Love it for the winter. Best jiggae ever.


  11. Priscila Rivas

    5 stars
    This soup is BOMB! We are a Mexican household who LOVES Korean food. I was nervous to try making this soup but Stella makes it so simple to follow. My kids and husband love when I make this!


  12. Takis Hidalgo

    5 stars
    This and the rest of your recipes are my “Korean mom” approved!!!!! Great recipes. Thank you for sharing them with us!!! @jessicatt_

  13. Jenna

    5 stars
    Best use of my leftover kimchi!!
    So easy!
    Thank you!

  14. @zin.zma

    5 stars
    This recipe saved me from throwing away my kimchi and I love how the recipe is easy to follow

  15. emoriola

    5 stars
    So delicious!! Such a great comfort food, I made it for my Korean girlfriend and she loves it so much


    1. Jessica

      5 stars
      Time to use up my leftover kimchi! 😋

  16. Hiilani C.N

    5 stars
    The anchovy stock makes such a difference 🫶 thank you so so much for sharing!


  17. RenFai

    5 stars
    This is how my mom used to make it!!

  18. Anonymous

    I love this recipe me and my brother are going to try it today!

    Instagram- @Bewhizzy

  19. Cynth.choo

    5 stars

  20. sunk1m54

    5 stars
    One of the best kimchee jjigae recipes online. Tasted just like the way my mom makes its.

    Thanks for your easy to execute Korean staples,

  21. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Love love loveeee this one! Quick and easy for date nights too! (@authentici__t)

  22. Bridget Crawley

    5 stars
    I love all things kim chi!
    Thatframelady on IG

  23. Patricia

    5 stars
    This is my fave at Korean restaurants. So glad to be able to replicate it at home. @ptuigamala

  24. Scott

    5 stars
    What a brilliant way to utilize all of my kimchi. I am salivating over this. It looks easy enough to try with your well laid out instructions. Can you you do this with other meats or only pork belly?

  25. Tommy Duong

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! Very authentic Korean flavors


  26. Cassie Huang

    5 stars
    Loveee this recipe!! So good 😍😋

  27. mandy

    5 stars
    so delicious! the flavor is very rich and comforting, definitely my go to recipe!

  28. Omar

    5 stars
    This hits all the right spots for a kimchi addict like myself. Thanks Stella


  29. Leila

    5 stars
    Easily one of the best kimchi stew recipes I have come across. So comforting and feels like home

    ❤️, @leila.keyvan

  30. Rebecca

    5 stars
    Reminds me of the one my mom used to make! This was always a go- to when I was sick.

    1. Rebecca

      5 stars

  31. Ophelie

    5 stars
    Love it 😍


  32. @norwayy

    5 stars
    So delicious! This recipe is beloved in our household 🔥

  33. Veronica

    5 stars
    I love Korean soup. This is one of my favorites. @amaranth.4

  34. Denise B.

    5 stars
    This is just one of my favorite recipes from you

  35. cemberzjoy

    5 stars
    I love kimchi and I was super excited to try this recipe. The kimchi lends a lot of spicy and full flavors to the pork and tofu. The broth created makes the tofu flavorful. I am not a huge tofu person but I loved it in this stew and will be making it again and again.

  36. Nancy A.

    5 stars
    I have always loved this soup and can finally make it at home! It’s absolutely delicious!

  37. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Love this recipe!

  38. Monica

    5 stars
    Kimchi Jjigae is def my go to for hangovers, rainy days or just any day. Loved this recipe and will be making it over and over again!

  39. Sovady Oum

    5 stars
    Love this recipe!


  40. Bonita_th1cke

    5 stars
    The best recipe!!


  41. chrysa_skarlatou (instagram)

    5 stars
    I really love this recipe, it is very flavourful 10/10 ❤️

  42. Austin Quinn

    5 stars
    Love this take on a classic dish! I always have leftover kimchi so this recipe has been a blessing to learn!

    1. Anonymous


  43. Buzzforbea

    5 stars
    This is my favorite soup ever ! Warms up every part of me.

  44. Wonhee

    5 stars
    This is it- the complete comfort food. Seriously so delicious, it takes me back home. Thank you! -@wonwho

  45. @tiffanybarnes23

    5 stars
    It’s like my mom’s very comforting and delicious

    1. Stephanie Tomatani

      5 stars
      I love kimchi jjigae! Stella’s recipes are so simple, yet delicious and packed with flavor! Love how easy this recipe is and how you can choose your protein to your liking. The recipe is like a warm hug! 10/10 recommend!


  46. Christy

    5 stars
    Awesome 🤩, kimchi is one of my favourite comfort food, sometimes added them in any of my cooking, and this recipe definitely looks good 😊, thank you. @christyalda

  47. Jennie Terning

    5 stars
    I just made this kimchi stew this weekend!! Absolutely LOVE this! My kids love it too. I am so grateful for your videos & recipes! I am a Korean adoptee and as an adult, learning more about all the delicious food from Korea.

    1. Jennie Terning

      5 stars

  48. Esther B

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! I use it to finish up my kimchi on cold nights and with a lot of the veggies to make it different every time! Moreover I love that I can modify to make it my own depending on what I am feeling/have in ny fridge.

  49. Pascaline Tronche

    5 stars
    I make this recipe everyweek, I love it with a bowl of rice on the side !


  50. Zef te Velde

    5 stars
    Will absolutely never ever get enough of this!!

    Insta: @zef_te_velde

  51. mselsaa

    5 stars
    This recipe is easy and it’s also delicious. That’s a huge plus and it’s perfect for those cold rainy days!


  52. Michelle D

    5 stars
    I love Korean food so I’m learning how to make as many of my favorite dishes at home. This kimchi soup is one of my top favorites to make because its just so easy and so delicious ♥️


  53. Tina

    5 stars
    Yummy thee best!!


  54. Buiyah

    5 stars
    Best version I’ve tried so far!

  55. Mae

    The best comfort food! Loved how doable this recipe is ❤️🙏🏽


  56. Michelle

    5 stars
    My bf and I loveeeee kimchi jjigae and we were so happy when you posted your recipe! This has been on rotation to get us through the cold weather! ☺️☺️ @michellejma

  57. Michelle

    5 stars
    Actually made this at home once and it was so good!

    1. @chase.betheny

      5 stars
      I’ve been making something similar for year for my Cambodian husband. My father in law always liked it, but said I was always missing something. Found this recipe a month ago. and it’s way better than mine! so easy to follow and so delicious! I’ve watched on Instagram but recently noticed I wasn’t following so I followed and got so many more recipes. These are so easy to follow.
      appreciate you taking the time to post these!
      @ chade.betheny

  58. Jin Park

    5 stars
    Reminds me of my mom’s recipe! Thank you for sharing this! @jpark1128

  59. Judy

    5 stars
    Kimchi soup is one of my favorite to go to soups. This recipe is one of the best and I love how detailed and easy the recipe was to follow.
    Thank you and keep posting more yummy recipes. @familiaglancy

  60. Jessica

    5 stars
    One of my favorite recipes! I’ve made this once, and it is sooo good and easy!!! Definitely give it a try. @j_sicat

  61. Tara Jeter

    5 stars
    I looove Kimchi-Jjigae and this is such a good recipe. I only add some extra thai chili flakes to burn a lil more but I highly recommend making this, so much flavor! Especially with homeade kimchi! @xntara

  62. 5 stars
    The ultimate comfort food. One of my favorite food and recipe since it’s easy to make. The kind of food I want to cook whenever I’m tired from work and need something to eat. It’s also a perfect food during winter as the warm, sour, and spicy kimchi broth brings comfort to me, but I also eat this even if it’s summer season. Please continue to share your recipe to us Stella 🫶🏻🫰🏻 Thank you.

  63. Dee

    5 stars
    Easy to make and so good!! 😋 @rudyandwilsoncorgis

  64. 5 stars
    The ultimate comfort food. One of my favorite food and recipe since it’s easy to make. The kind of food I want to cook whenever I’m tired from work and need something to eat. It’s also a perfect food during winter as the warm, sour, and spicy kimchi broth brings comfort to me, but I also eat this even if it’s summer season. Please continue to share your recipe to us Stella 🫶🏻🫰🏻 Thank you.

  65. Audm_

    5 stars
    Can’t go wrong with this, esp with the anchovy stock.

  66. Kimmy D

    5 stars
    I make this at least once a month! 🤩


  67. Grayson Cho

    5 stars
    reminds me of my grandma <3

  68. Jody

    As a Korean-American, I grew up eating kimchi jjigae everyday. I can’t wait to try out this version! @jkl_jojo

  69. Nurian

    5 stars
    This was my very first korean dish made at home. I developed a love for korean tv shows and my mouth always watered by all the delicious food!!! So I ventured out to the Asian market and the rest is history. I know this recipe by heart and it’s so easy to make… i will try making kimchi next. 🫶🏼 im a foodie at heart!

    @nurians_closet IG account

  70. Angela

    5 stars
    Love this dish! @ang_8176

  71. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Love this dish! @yoyo.tsab

  72. Alexis Cabero

    5 stars
    I definitely made this a part of my weekly rotation for dinner. So yum!


  73. Cynthia T.

    5 stars
    Followed this recipe and it was a hit! Love the simple recipes as I’m not the greatest cook. lol. Thank you! @i_am_cyn_t

  74. Dylan

    5 stars
    @Livingstondylan love this soup!

  75. Rachel

    5 stars

  76. Shriti

    5 stars
    My favorite kimchi jiggae soup! It’s easy and so flavorful. My sister and I make this once a month!!

    Love all the cocktails too!!!!


      1. Kenya Villareal

        5 stars
        I love kimchi especially freshly made kimchi I always love to find new recipes to use it for but not just as a little side dish. I feel it deserves a better and bigger recognition. I love your work and I’ve been following you and ur delicious recipes for months.❤️❤️❤️❤️


  77. rachel

    5 stars
    my comfort food! so bomb, thank you <3 @rachelyunn

  78. Vivian Huh

    5 stars
    Sooo bomb!!!


  79. Ruben G

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe!

  80. Wendy Barrientos

    5 stars

  81. Dayna Kam

    5 stars

  82. Sinji Pak

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! Classic Korean dish that has so much flavor and so comforting. Love it with either spam or pork.

  83. Jayleen Ramirez

    5 stars
    Excited to try out your version of the classic jigae dish!


  84. Czarina Gorospe

    5 stars
    I love this kimchi stew! So easy to follow. Delicious!! Ig: @czaweena

  85. Hom Yuen

    5 stars
    I Iove this recipe!!


  86. Judy

    5 stars
    I’ve made this a few times now but without the pork belly and it’s so good! I love it! @j00deeb00tee

  87. Cindy L.

    5 stars
    I love kimchi soup! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  88. Hoan Nguyen

    5 stars
    Most comforting stew. Soooooo good.

    1. jntchan

      5 stars
      My ultimate comfort food – love this recipe! – jntchan

  89. Ram J

    Cold winter here on the East Coast, this has been a weekly recipe!

  90. José Garcia

    5 stars
    my favorite winter recipe!!! Ig handle @hoseg__

  91. Nu

    5 stars
    Super simple recipe, need to try this.

  92. Ray

    5 stars
    Nothing better than a hot pot of kimchi jjigae on a cold winter day <3


  93. Sally

    5 stars
    Easy and simple recipe! Turned out really good and love the idea of the broth tablets. I usually make mine without since I never store it in the house!
    – @saals

  94. Tuyet Ontiveros

    5 stars
    Love this Kimchi Jjigae recipe! It hits the spot every time! @tontiveros06.

  95. Daniel

    5 stars
    Love it gurl super authentic and delicious


  96. Pawee Akkharachotmongkhol

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! I made it for my family as a way to introduce them to Korean food and they absolutely loved it ¨̮
    – @pawee_alphabet

  97. @joolie112

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try! Looks amazing!!!

  98. Sanjuana

    5 stars
    Love all your recipes but Korean stews are my favorite, like this one 🤤 @stjane714

  99. @queeen.wasp

    5 stars
    Delicious! Beats paying $30+ for it one a week at bcd 😭😂 thanks for the recipe.

  100. Mayra

    5 stars
    My favorite!!! 😋😋 @mayrajuarez357

  101. Austin

    5 stars
    kimchi jiggae 🔥 🤤


  102. krnford920

    5 stars
    legit makes my mouth water 🤤

    ig: krnford920

  103. Choun

    can’t go wrong with kimchi in any dish! @chinkeechoun126

    I actually followed alot of your recipes and they are so good! your directions and instructions are simple and easy to follow and I love how much time and dedication you put into all your recipes and videos.. thank you for sharing!

  104. Amy

    5 stars
    Forgot to include my IG handle in my comment – amy_pham88

  105. Martin

    5 stars
    Kimchi stained my shirt but so worth it! Recipe was so easy to follow and it came out so delicious! The leftovers tasted even better the next day! Highly recommend!

  106. Angelica Terso

    5 stars
    Love this soup and recipe!


  107. Amy

    5 stars
    I love kimchi jiggae but also love how detailed you are with your recipes!

  108. Anonymous

    5 stars
    One of my favourite recipes! Thank you for sharing! @kobieleung

    1. Sharon

      5 stars
      My fav recipe on the internet!!! I havent gone out for this since learning your recipe.



  109. Mark Tuazon

    5 stars
    This is the best recipe for a rainy day! Love the spice

  110. Francesca Carasi-Schwartz

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!

  111. @anchauvi

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe and so easy to make! Great way to use up your leftover kimchi

  112. Allison

    5 stars
    Love me a good kimchi chiggae recipe!!

  113. Thanh Huynh

    5 stars
    Had old, sour kimchi in my fridge and didn’t know what to do with it. So glad I found this recipe. So simple yet so good! Thank you for sharing 🫶🏼 — @sim_plis_i_tee8

    1. Catherine Chon

      5 stars
      Closest to the way my mom use to make it. Love this! mskittycat1011

  114. Jennie

    5 stars
    My favorite Korean dish and this recipe is chef’s kiss!


  115. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Best comfort food & super easy to make!! :p

  116. Sharon

    5 stars
    Such a solid kimchi jjigae recipe!!!


  117. Tammy

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. Tastes like the one my Mom use to make when I was growing up!

  118. Anonymous

    5 stars
    I love kimchi stew!! Thank you for this recipe!

  119. Sonia

    5 stars
    This is my absolute favorite Korean dish ❤️❤️❤️

  120. Anonymous

    5 stars
    My son loves this recipe. It’s a winner for sure.

  121. Tiffany

    5 stars
    One of my fav recipes from you! Tried and truly so easy to make!


  122. Michelle

    5 stars
    This stew has been in my weekly rotation this winter and cannot be any easier to make with lots of flavor!


    5 stars
    Best recipe out there! I’ve tried multiple recieps and by far the most delicious one!

  124. Hoi

    5 stars
    Love this soup! So good and such a classic ❤️


  125. @toomanyhongs

    5 stars
    Best way to use up old kimchi


    1. Natalie Chavez

      5 stars
      Would always go to BCD and Kaju back home, this was and still is the most comforting meal. Since I moved, I couldn’t find a similar restaurant so now I make it at home! Delicious, comforting, and nostalgic.


  126. @funkywunders

    5 stars
    Incredible recipe!!! Perfection

  127. Mina V.

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Delicious! @minaalethea

  128. Ryan Wunder

    5 stars
    Perfect Recipe!!! 10/10 highly recommend!

  129. Trevor

    5 stars
    I recently tried this Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew) recipe online, and it was absolutely phenomenal! The instructions were easy to follow, and the end result tasted just like the authentic dish I’ve had at restaurants. The flavors were bold and comforting, and it was the perfect balance of spicy and savory. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try if you’re craving a taste of Korean cuisine at home. It’s now a staple in my recipe collection! 🍲🌟

  130. Lulu

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe. Thank you @luwinaz

    1. Tyler Youderian

      5 stars
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  131. Christine

    5 stars
    You have me convinced that I’ll be able to make tasty kimchi. I’ve only ever made this with store bought before. Can’t wait because this looks delicious!!

    IG ; serendipitous69

  132. Cher @cherbear808

    5 stars
    This is my favorite recipe! Easy to follow recipe! So yummy and comforting! @cherbear808

    1. jeffrey_s_lam

      5 stars
      Amazing recipe! I made this for my brothers and cousins and they loved it! I had to x3 the ingredients for everything and even did extra meat, tofu, and kimchi and it still turned out delicious!
      Thank you for the easy step by step recipe Stella!


  133. Sophie Ko

    5 stars
    My all time favorite Korean comfort food. It brings me joy whenever I eat this. Great job making it simple and easy to follow recipe!


    5 stars
    I love kimchi jjigae and I finally found a yummy recipe. ☺️

  135. Damian

    5 stars
    ♥️ 🇰🇷


  136. Jenny

    5 stars
    One of my absolute fav dishes & this recipe is so good!

  137. Dan

    5 stars
    Perfect! Like my mom’s!! Might be en be better… IG @koodaddy

  138. Callecka B.

    5 stars
    Can never go wrong with kimchi jjigae following your recipe! IG handle: @callecka

  139. Reana (IG: missreana)

    5 stars
    My Favorite, I can have this all day everyday.

  140. Haley

    5 stars
    My new favorite recipe!

  141. Desideadpetals

    5 stars
    This is such a good recipe if you love kimchi!!!


  142. Anonymous

    5 stars

  143. Lance

    5 stars
    Love using your recipes, especially kimchi jjigae!

  144. anonym0es

    5 stars
    This looks delicious!! And i love that you have pictures of the ingredients. It helps a lot!

  145. rosie Thira

    5 stars
    Favorite recipe! Perfect for kimchee leftovers! -IG (badddest)

  146. Katerina Kim (Sky_1804)

    5 stars
    Hi Stella, I’m Korean but from Central Asia. I chose this dish after visiting Korea for the very first time and followed your recipe. It was easy to make and I cannot describe how flavorful and delicious this dish was. I was so inspired that I even made my own kimchi. It tasted better even the next day. Thank you and I really appreciate you and everything you do.

  147. Jenn

    My favorite Korean comfort food! Great recipe, thanks!

  148. Tiffany

    5 stars
    This is my favorite recipe! I like to have a bowl of rice on the side to pour the leftover stew juice onto!
    IG handle is tiffany.mharris

    1. Missy

      5 stars
      Kimchi Jigae! My favorite soup! This recipe was so easy to follow and was so yummy! Love watching you share your recipes! You share an excellent variety and of course my favorites are the Korean recipes since I’m also 1/2 Korean! Love that our food is appreciated by so many now!
      Keep them coming!

  149. Nico Banez

    5 stars
    Super easy recipe. And my wife loves it!

    1. mandy

      5 stars
      so delicious! the flavor is very rich and comforting, definitely my go to recipe!

  150. Chhavi

    5 stars
    My favorite recipe ever!!! Turned out so well.

  151. Jenn

    5 stars
    My favorite Korean comfort food! Love the recipe!

  152. Lovethygut

    5 stars
    Keep up the awesome work!

  153. @kkdough

    5 stars
    i make this to eat with my mom sometimes and she loves it. she doesn’t usually try things outside of cambodian cuisine but i got her to eat this and she craves it every now and then. 🙂

  154. Duc Bui

    5 stars
    As an avid follower and biggest fan of Stellanspice, I recently had the pleasure of trying out their Kimchi Jjigae recipe, and I must say, it was an absolute culinary masterpiece!

    This traditional Korean stew is bursting with robust and spicy flavors that truly tantalize the taste buds. The combination of well-fermented kimchi, tender pork, anchovy stock, and tofu creates a harmonious symphony of flavors that dance on the palate with each spoonful.

    What I particularly loved about this recipe is the attention to detail in balancing the flavors. The kimchi provided a delightful tanginess and depth of flavor, while the tender pork added a hearty and satisfying element to the stew. The anchovy stock infused the dish with a rich umami essence, elevating it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

    Moreover, the inclusion of tofu not only added a creamy texture but also served as a wonderful canvas for soaking up all the delicious flavors of the stew. Each bite was a delightful explosion of taste and texture, leaving me craving for more.

    As someone who enjoys experimenting with different recipes, I appreciate Stella’s dedication to authenticity while also providing a unique twist to this classic dish. Their Kimchi Jjigae recipe is a true testament to their culinary expertise and passion for sharing the joys of Korean cuisine with the world.

    Overall, I highly recommend trying out Stellanspice’s Kimchi Jjigae recipe for a heartwarming and soul-satisfying dining experience. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or someone looking to explore new flavors, this dish is sure to leave a lasting impression. Thank you Stella, for continuously inspiring and delighting your fans with your exceptional recipes!

  155. LaurenFalen

    5 stars
    I make this recipe so often! It’s delicious and easy

  156. Maria

    5 stars
    My fav kimchi jiggae recipe ! ❤️

  157. @stoland01

    5 stars
    My favorite soup I swear I could eat it every day

  158. t_is_my_name

    5 stars
    Stir frying the kimchi and pork makes such a difference.

  159. MK

    5 stars
    Excited to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!! IG @mmk_xvi

  160. Griselda Solorzano

    5 stars
    Best stew, delicious

    1. Reina Olivas

      My husband I loooooove this recipe! It’s so flavorful and comforting & truly my favorite Korean dish.

      IG: @tejasreina

  161. Dawui

    5 stars
    I used your recipe to make this kimchi jjigae and it was soooo good, even my bf loved it and he doesn’t eat soup much! Thank you!

  162. Jenn

    5 stars
    TY! I’ve been meaning to try this. 🤩 IG: tita_jenn

  163. Ah.nhia

    5 stars
    I love love this soup!!!! It was so easy to make! I think I’m a pro now!

  164. AuJin Cha / @aujin.cha

    5 stars
    As a Korean-American, this is the staple and always a go too. Can never go wrong but this specific recipe warms my heart and soul.

  165. wheresmichii

    5 stars
    This is my go to on a rainy day!!! Super easy and customizable as well!

  166. Akang0408

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe for a classic Korean comfort food!

    1. Xiomara

      5 stars
      So delicious and easy to make! Thank you for the recipe!

      1. @kingcavin

        5 stars
        Best dish for a rainy day! @kingcavin

        1. Yadiii.sooto

          5 stars
          This looks absolutely delicious
          Can’t wait to make it

    1. Lena

      My friends loved this-best Kim chi jigae! @judeyboy

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