Cut the pork into 5 cm pieces. Mince the ginger and the garlic, thinly slice the onion diagonally. Also get the kimchi and bean sprouts ready.
Cut the chives into 6 cm pieces, cut off the end of the enoki mushrooms, cut the tofu into bite-sized pieces, and if the kudzu noodles are long, cut them in half.
Put the ingredients marked with ■ in a pot (earthenware pot), and boil. When bubbling, lower the heat to low, add the enoki mushrooms, and wait.
Heat sesame oil in a frying pan. Saute the garlic and ginger. When they become fragrant, add the pork.
When the color of the pork changes, add the onion, bean sprouts, and kimchi and fry quickly on strong heat. (until the oil coats everything and it begins to steam.)
As the ingredients are sauteing, add the tofu to the pot from Step 3.
Once Step 5 has cooked, add to the pot from Step 6. Then add the kudzu noodles and chives, cover and turn the heat to high. When the steam makes a good hissing noise, it's finished!
If you use oysters, add them to the pot after adding the sautéed ingredients. If you boil them for too long, it will become stiff and you won't be able to enjoy their original flavor.
Adjust the amount of kimchi to your preference. It goes really well with beer.
I used this brand of kimchi. It's probably available in any chain store. (The amount is 400 g). I used close to half of the whole container this time!
Here is a recipe for 2-3 people (Recipe ID: 2044536).
I tried adding some frozen crab shumai. It was delicious!
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to enjoy the kimchi's flavor so I came up with this recipe. Similar hints to Steps 4-5 were written in a food lover's book, so I took that into consideration and wrote in my own adaptation here.
Proper sauteing (Steps 4-5) is the magic to making it even more delicious! Before adding the kimchi to the pot, heating it in the frying pan releases extra flavor. It's even more delicious if you oysters, crab legs, or canned crab! I use a small enough pot for one person. After lowering the heat, wait just awhile and then enjoy it while it's hot.