Our story of Jjugumi Bokeum

Jjugumi Bokeum is a delectable spicy and savory seafood dish made with stir fried baby octopus and vegetables in a special sauce. The first prep process involves thoroughly cleaning and deveining the baby octopus. Once you have the octopus ready to go, chop up vegetables like onions, carrots, and green onions to stir fry. Then when you have all the ingredients cooking in the pot, add in the seasoning and mix it in well with the rest of the dish, covering every surface. Finally, you can finish it off by garnishing the dish with sesame seeds for some added nuttiness. This dish is not only rich in texture variety but also super nutritious. The vegetables in the recipe are a good source of fiber and vitamins whilst the baby octopus offer protein that is low in fat. For this reason, Jjugumi Bokeum is a beloved seafood dish all year around, sought out by office workers as their late night snack and by families for dinner. The magical seasoning, which includes soy sauce, hot red chilli flakes, gochujang, cooking wine, sugar, minced garlic, black pepper, and some ginger, brings all of the ingredients in this dish together beautifully. In addition to the spicy and savory flavors, the two main textures in this dish are chewiness from the cooked baby octopus and crunchiness from the assortment of vegetables. People often enjoy this dish with a bowl of rice because the sauce is too good to pass up on mixing it over rice. Another popular option is having it as a noodle dish by adding in noodles as the last step. Where to find Jjugumi Bokeum on our menu (menu number S6: https://www.hwagaejangtuh.com/home/menu/spicy) Want to learn how to make Jjugumi Bokeum? Check out this video:

Posted on 9/23/2019

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