Korean Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly and Tofu (Kimchi-jjigae)

Korean Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly and Tofu (Kimchi-jjigae)

Korean Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly and Tofu (Kimchi-jjigae)

Kimchi-jjigae, a comforting stew, can be made with any protein. This version has tofu and silky, fatty pork belly.Hannah Whitaker

“This is the quintessential Korean household dish,” says Choi, who adds that she ate a version of this tangy stew on average four times a week when she was growing up. “It would be my last meal on earth if I had to pick one.” Spicy and satisfying, the dish is also extremely versatile: According to custom, you can put in any protein you want. In this version, meaty and rich chunks of pork belly meld wonderfully with the deep, tart, fermented flavor of the kimchi.

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