How to make Korean Army Stew

Korean cuisine is a fascinating and diverse culinary tradition. Perhaps you have eaten some form of Korean food at least once in your life. Even if you have not done so, would you like to try cooking a Korean dish? A dish that we would like to suggest is Korean Army Stew.  With its many ingredients it is sure to be a hearty meal. Interested to try it out? Great! Let us begin then.


Ingredients for Seasoning Paste
.1 tablespoon of soya sauce

.1 tablespoon of minced garlic

.1 tablespoon of hot pepper paste/ Gochujang

.2 tablespoons of water

.Salt (To taste) 

Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
.1 tablespoon of soya sauce

.1 tablespoon of rice wine

.1 tablespoon of hot pepper sauce

.1 tablespoon of red pepper powder
Other Ingredients
.1 can of luncheon meat

.5 chicken sausages

.1 boneless chicken thigh

.1 quarter of a napa cabbage

.3 tablespoons of baked beans

.Half a cup of Korean rice cakes/Tteok

.Half an onion

.1 green onion

.1 cup of kimchi

.1 cup of enoki mushrooms

.1 cup of shiitake mushrooms

.2 pieces of cheese (sliced)

.50 grams of Korean sweet potato noodles

.1 packet of instant ramen noodles 

.7 cups of chicken stock
Serving Size: 4 persons
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Difficult (5 out of 5)

Preparation Process

  1. Mix all of the ingredients for your seasoning paste in a bowl until it has a nice sticky consistency and leave it aside.
  2. Now marinate your chicken thigh with the ingredients for your chicken marinade in another bowl.
  3. Once you have done so you can begin assembling the other ingredients for your stew in a pot. Place the napa cabbage into the bowl first followed by the sweet potato noodles, luncheon meat, Korean rice cakes and all your other ingredients mentioned in the Other Ingredients section of this recipe except for the cheese and stock. Be sure to put the kimchi and ramen noodles into your pot last.
  4. Once you have done so add your stock and seasoning paste as well as cheese and bring it to a boil.
  5. Once everything is cooked, you can begin serving your stew.

Other recipes for you to try

Beyond this recipe, we have a few other recipes that you may want to try. They include Korean Fried Chicken, Onigiri, Singaporean Hokkien Mee, Sayur Lodeh and many more delicious recipes. Be sure to keep a lookout for more great content in the future.

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