When I was having a food slump, I decided I needed a spurt of spice and flavor to reawaken my depressed taste buds. I finally decided to make this simple dish because it is very flavorful, hearty (chicken and potato!), and spicy plus an added sweetness. It is good as a main dish with a side of rice and some pickled radishes. How shall I describe its flavor? Hm…it is a Korean red pepper spicy, but not overpowering due to the added sweetness of pumpkin, onions and honey. Also the flavor is rich because the chicken is stewed for a quite a long time. Due to this, the meat is not dry, but moist and juicy. I love mixing the extra liquid from the dish with my rice–my taste buds are in tears of joy!
Hi Everyone. The weather is getting chilly and your sinuses are clogged. Instant remedy is GAMJA TANG or potato stew. This spicy delish is a favorite of ours when it’s cold. The soft pork with the hearty potato with amazingly rich and spicy broth. YUM! Did we mention this dish was spicy? We like ours with extra extra heat and have a tums handy nearby. haha. No, we’re half kidding.
This dish usually uses aromatic herbs like perilla leaves, but H hates cilantro, perilla leaves, anything that gives off the heavy scent. So, we resort to putting in other vegetables like bok choy, nappy cabbage, etc. If you want the authentic kind, we suggest using perilla leaves.
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