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Fish Cakes and Kimchi Jiggae

Recipe by Connie Veneracion
The seasoning powder from a pack of chicken ramen was used here. You may use the seasoning powder from beef, pork or seafood ramen. Just note that the taste of the cooked fish cakes and kimchi jiggae will depend a lot on the kind of seasoning used.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Korean
Servings 2 people
Fish Cakes and Kimchi Jiggae Recipe


  • 1 packet instant ramen seasoning powder
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into two-inch cubes
  • ½ cup kimchi cut up with the juices (measure after cutting)
  • 2 fish cakes cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ packet chili paste from a pack of Korean instant noodles
  • fish sauce to taste


  • Boil three cups of water in a sauce pan.
  • Stir in the seasoning powder.
  • Drop in the kimchi (with the juices) and sweet potato cubes.
  • Cover the pan and simmer for five to seven minutes.
  • Stir in the fish cakes and spice paste.
  • Simmer for another two to three minutes.
  • Taste and add fish sauce, if needed.
  • Garnish with scallion slices before serving your fish cakes and kimchi jiggae.
Keyword Jiggae, Spicy