Kimchi Chigae - Fusion Stylee Recipe

Kimchi Chigae - Fusion Stylee


  • 3 to 4 cups of somewhat old kimchi
  • 1 lb of skirt steak cut into 2 bite size bits
  • 2 potatoes cut like you would for au gratin (I used yukon gold)
  • tofu (firmer kind you use for soups)
  • mushrooms (oyster, button, enoki)
  • 1/2 onion cut thinly
  • green onions
  • 4 cups of stock or water (I used some leftover dashi stock)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fish sauce (optional)
  • denjang or miso (optional)

How to make Kimchi Chigae - Fusion Stylee

Kimchi chigae is no laughing matter. This is probably a dish - when made - is something that judges the core essence of your Korean-ness. Make it good, and you're in. Make it crappy and we'll feed you to the dogs. Dogs which we'll eventually eat. KIDDING. Not really.

Anyhoo. This is more of an interpretation of kimchi chigae as I've come to like it over the years.

It's perfect for a cold winter night, when you're all alone and cold inside and you don't have a warm bed to share with someone else and just have food and emptiness to fill the cold void in your heart. That being said, it's a really hearty dish.

  1. In a large stock pan on high heat place olive oil and sesame oil and sautee skirt steak with salt, pepper and garlic until nicely caramelized.

  2. Layer on the following on top of the beef:

    • Kimchi on top of beef (with juices and all).
    • Potatoes evenly on top of kimchi.
    • Onions on top of potatoes.
    • Mushrooms on top of the onions.
    • Tofu on top of the mushrooms.
  3. Fill with stock or water until the water is even with all the good stuff. Or perhaps a bit more water to compensate for boil off.

  4. Let simmer for about 20 minutes total. But check after 10 minutes to adjust taste. Here is where I usually add a bit of fish sauce or mix in just a bit of denjang or miso to add a bit of depth.

  5. Serve along side short grain rice.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    "KIDDING. Not really." ---> I lolzd.

  • Larph
    Larph says

    Pic looks absolutely amazing. Never tried it with potato, either. yum :D

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    yongfook beat me to the lolz!

  • dubow
    dubow says

    OMG.. This looks AMAZING! I can sooo do with a bowl of this NOW. I need to warm up from this freaking freezing English weather.

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    Mmm. Kimchi Chigae omfg. :O

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    OSF3.0 should incorporate "scent" technology. I can't wait.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    I haven't learnt the HTML tag yet :/

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm chigaeeee! Do you know how to make soon dobu chigae?! If so, please share the recipe!

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    Sure thing. I'll try to make it this weekend. The weather is nice and cold, so I'm up for making hot stews and soups. I don't think we're as cold as in the UK tho.. Btw, I'm now realizing that I should have spelled it "chigae" instead of "chijae".

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    you can change the title dude, the url / links will all update accordingly

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    Awesome!! I'll be waiting for the recipe! ;)

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