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Kimchi Jjigae (Soup)

The weather yesterday was raining, grey, cold, windy and dark in the area where I live. I was staying home  because my little daughter was sick. And I thought  something with broth will be nice to be eaten in that kind of weather. Then I decided to make kimchi soup (jjigae)

Remember my kimchi fried rice? I only used half of the kimchi and kept the rest for something else. It doesn’t go bad that quick since it’s fermented cabbage.

And I’m a big fan of Maangchi too, I’ve watched almost all her videos and made me crave for Korean food everytime I watch her video. I took this recipe from her website too, but as usual I did some changes in it.

I’ll share with you my version of kimchi soup.


  • 250g kimchi, sliced
  • 1 tbsp hot pepper paste
  • 1 tbsp hot pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sugar (to taste)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 stalks spring onion, sliced
  • 200g firm tofu, cubed
  • sesame oil
  • prawns
  • water


How to:

  1. Prepare a large pot. Add sesame oil, and put the kimchi into the pot. Saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add sliced onion, hot pepper paste and powder and sugar. Stir.
  3. Add water and tofu. Cook until the water is boiling for 2 minutes. Taste.
  4. Add spring onion and prawns. Turn off the heat.
  5. Serve with warm rice or just the soup.



  1. I might try this recipe one day. I’ve been looking for recipes of kimchi. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    Hope your daughter get well soon. 🙂

    • Such an honour for me, but I’m not that good. And everything I post here just daily foods I made for my family. But of course I’m hoping that someday I can have my own book. Thanks a lot for the lovely comment, Maryam 🙂

A nice comment will make my day ^^

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