I have been having regular cravings for kimchi jigae eversince I watched the movie Le Grand Chef: The Battle of the Kimchi. Yawn. I thought this movie is nowhere as good as the previous one, in terms of storyline, casting and acting. But the kimchi gastro-porn was good.
Everytime I crave for kimchi jigae, I head out to Red Pig for a quick-fix during lunch. As I have some kimchi from K sitting in my fridge, I decided to make kimchi jigae for lunch.
The kimchi was so yummy I snitched half of it from the bottle before I even started on making the stew. The taste is very well-balanced – not too spicy or too sour, and it isn’t strong smelling like the ones sold in the supermarkets. I really can’t eat those.
Just so that TBH wouldn’t give me the ‘You’re feeding me poison’ look, I used quite alot more stock in the stew than I would ordinarily prefer so as to dilute the taste of the kimchi. What a pity!