SPAM Budae Jjigae (Korean Military Soup)

SPAM Budae Jjigae

Another ” K-Drama made me cook this” moment! But this time, SPAM® Budae Jjigae naman. Suddenly had a craving for this. Thank fully, all the ingredients are pantry staples, especially SPAM.. Yesss, pati gochugaru, at gochujang dahil nga nahilig na mag-try ng Korean dishes and of course, ng favorite ng lahat: Samgyeopsal.

This dish is very easy to cook, all you need is to fry the SPAM. Combine the garlic, gochugaru, sugar, gochujang, soy sauce, and vinegar in a small bowl. Then you need to sauté the white parts of the leeks, add the chicken stock and gochujang mixture and simmer for 30 minutes before adding the instant noodles — without the seasonings ha.

When the noodles are cooked, add the fried SPAM, and cheese slices, cover for a minute then garnish with soft boiled egg and green leeks before serving.


SPAM Budae Jjigae

O diba, easy lang? This is perfect to eat on a rainy afternoon. I’m sure you always get a craving for ramyun… the next time you get a craving — try this.


SPAM Budae Jjigae




  • 1 can SPAM® Classic,8 slices lengthwisethen crosswise
  • 2 packs instant noodles
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 4 tbsp kimchi
  • 1 bunch chopped leeks
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 soft boiled eggs, sliced lengthwise


  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, Japanese/Korean
  • 2 tbsp gochugaru
  • 2 L chicken stock


  1. Heat oil and fry SPAM® Classic.
  2. Mix the chopped garlic, sugar, vinegar, gochujang, soy sauce, and gochugaru into a paste.
  3. In the same pot, sweat the white leeks. Add stock into the pot and boil.
  4. Add the paste into the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add 2 packs of instant noodles into the broth and cover for 3 minutes.
  6. Arrange the SPAM® Classic slices, kimchi, cheese, and cover for 1 minute.
  7. Garnish with the chopped green leeks and ½ of the soft boiled egg. Serve.




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