Saturday, May 26, 2018


This is coolbert:

Who would have thought of such a thing?

Came across this quite by accident.


Comfort food Korean style with an added American element.

"Budae-jjigae ("army base stew") or sausage stew is a type of jjigae (stew), made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang. The dish was created shortly after the armistice that ended the Korean War, using the scrounged or smuggled surplus foods from the U. S. army bases. Although the dish was born in the period of post-war impoverishment, it continued to be popular during the period of rapid growth, and is still popular today. There are many restaurants specializing in budae-jjigae; the most famous ones on the budae-jjigae street in Uijeongbu, where the dish was first made."

A combination of ramen noodles, kimchi, fish and vegetable based broth with added American meats to include spam and frankfurters [hot dogs].

"Budae is a military unit, often a 'troop'. As a troop's camp is also called budae, the word gun budae ('military camp') is often used to refer to military camps in general, and migun budae ('U. S. military camp') to the U.S. military bases. Jjigae , often translated into 'stew', means a soup thicker than guk (soup)."

Meats not even traditionally Korean to include American spam and frankfurters quite thrown away and discarded by American troops, deemed as unwanted or unpalatable!

American soldiers deployed to all parts of the world taking their culture with them to include food.  The local society incorporating into their own diet those aspects of American cuisine found to be favorable.

Et frui cibum!!


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