Saturday, February 2, 2013

Budaejjigae, or “Army Base Stew”

"Combining such disparate ingredients as ramen, Spam, kimchi and sometimes even American cheese, this one-pot meal serves as a culinary vestige of the tough years following the Korean War, when locals would make do with leftover rations from U.S. army bases," reports Julie Wan, on one of my favorite Korean dishes and one of my lovely wife's best — Smart Mouth: The Korean stew that “M*A*S*H” made.

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Blogger Mark D. said...

Some of my favorite Filipino dishes are those that were the product of very creative Filipina cooks learning how to make something edible out of the scraps they got from the US military bases there during the colonial period and during the Cold War.

February 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Looks like it'd put a garbage plate to shame?

February 3, 2013 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a recommended recipe for this, or is this a general stew recipe where you put in what you like after a certain set of things?

February 3, 2013 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

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February 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

It is a general stew recipe (I had never heard of cheese, for example), but a search on the Interwebs should give you a good idea of where to start. I realized I forgot to ask my wife to throw in a local Zweigle's White Hot.

February 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM  

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