Since the weather is getting colder, it's the perfect time for some hot stew. I've said I liked spicy food and this is one stew I love extra spicy.
One of the places that is known for making Soondubu Jjigae is a Korean restaurant called Jong Ka Jib located in North Philly. Check out the restaurant at http://www.zagat.com/Verticals/Menu.aspx?VID=8&R=104754&HID=17879
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There's a variety of Soondubu Jjigae and the list does not end here.
Here are the options at the restaurant:
1.Kimchee Soondubu Jjigae
2. Seafood Soondubu Jjigae (Shrimp, Clam, Oyster + Soft Tofu)
3. Beef Soondubu Jjigae
4. Pork Soondubu Jjigae
5. Mushroom Soondubu Jjigae
The meal usually comes with side dishes called Ban Chan, and raw eggs to crack open in the hot stew. (This helps to cool the stew and it makes it more flavorful with the egg). There is also an option of making it spicy, and very spicy!
Try it! it's good!