Hot dogs, spa, ham, in traditional spicy flavored soup. MY GOSH. This is so good. I had Budae Jigae many years ago in Seoul and have fell in love with this dish ever since. It’s like the Korean version of hotpot.

YES. I love hotpot.

So one day after work we decided grab some delicious army stew because we are bad ass like that (and probably because we wanted to eat healthy). We went to our trusty Budae Jigae restaurant which is located near the office, 2 floors down in this old ghetto ass building. That’s all I can give you.

I tried to ask my local friends the english name / website of this restaurant. I was ignored. I don’t think anyone has ever asked them that question. Sad.




This is supposed to be the front of the restaurant.

Yes it’s sideways.

And no I am not editing this damn picture. It takes too long.

Just move your damn head ok?’s not like you can read korean..I don’t think most of my readers are from Korea……

Anyways. Back to this delicious dish.

So how it works, is you choose the kind of Budae Jigae you want. There’s seafood, there’s mass meat etc etc. We of course chose mass meat.

In the army stew you also get noodles. But because we are such bad asses we decided to add instant noodles too. I don’t think the instant noodles sat well with me as my stomach was telling me to go fuck myself for two straight days.


Aging perhaps?




Our half eaten budae jigae.

Just wanted to show the world that we finished this delicious dish.

There’s no waste for our dinners! Everything must go! It’s like a sale or something, everything must go!


Beginning of the meal. When everything was still cooking.

The beginning..of the end…for this beef…and this spam…and the wieners..BAM!


If my stomach allows I will go and eat more army stew.

But I don’t think this is that healthy. All the carbs. All the processed meat.

But meh.


You have to indulge once in awhile.


Written from Seoul, Westin on March 24, 2017


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