Doenjang jjigae (된장찌개)

 

 

I decided to make doenjang-jjigae (Soy Bean Paste Stew) after a week of thinking. I don’t hate it! It’s just because I have never tried it before. I’ve ordered Kimchi-jjigae, Yukgaejang and Budae-jjigae, but not doenjang-jjigae.

And as usual, the recipe is from Maangchi: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/doenjang-jjigae

The minor changes I made: Instead of making anchovy and kelp stock as written in her recipe, I used pork ribs in place of that. I believe using chicken stock will be fine as well.

It is, I wouldn’t say similar, something like Miso Soup. Doenjang-jjigae is not as salty as Miso, considering that I used 5-6 tablespoons of soy bean paste in this stew. And the longer you boil the stew, the more intense the flavour!

Give it a try!

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