Saturday, June 16, 2018

Budae jjigae

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Budae jjigae (literally: military base soup) is a Korean dish made from soups cooked with ham and canned meat.

This cuisine began at the end of the Korean War when people lacked food. At that time the people living in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi province, took advantage of excess food from US military bases in the form of canned meat and ham.

They combine these ingredients with Korean sauce with spicy gochujang spices and boil them in a large pan. Over time this new simple and easy-to-make cuisine became famous and often associated with the city of Uijeongbu so it is also called uijeongbu jjigae.

At present jjigae budae cuisine is very popular in South Korea. Many restaurants serve this dish with new variations by adding vegetable ingredients, mushrooms, ramyeon instant noodles, tteok, kimchi, macaroni, cheese and so on.