Mama Kim’s version of Kimchi Jigae
This is probably the “healthiest” type of soup in Charleston simply because it is full of probiotics, low calorie, high fiber, etc etc. Kimchi jigae is eaten once a week by many Koreans for many good reasons, but most of all because it tastes great. It leaves your belly chock full with the voluminous broth and your digestive system loves you for the massive dose of probiotics. It is a dish that leaves many feeling like they just did something great for their gut, body and mind. Visit one of the A Taco Lips Now restaurants below. Are we missing your favorite place to eat Kimchi Jigae? What do you think of the Kimchi Jigae at 843 Kitchen? Do you prefer to eat it at home? Are you afraid of kimchi? Reply in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!
WHERE CAN YOU GET JIGAE?
Kimchi Jigae at Kanpai Restaurant
Charleston has more Korean options than most probably realize. The funny and stereotypical irony is that all of them are quite great restaurants for various reasons yet ALL of them whisper in our ear how the others are not as good as they are. Literally every restaurant owner has very politely told me their food was the best and that everyone else is doing a nice job, but it is not as good or authentic. It is a hilariously awesome Korean food feud. We have spent the past 5 years bouncing between all of them finding great kimchi jigae. All of them are worth visiting as they are as different as they are the same.
Kanpai (view listing)
1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone number(843) 388-8001
Perhaps a bit more mustard like snap to the flavor.
Very vibrant and tangy! Energizing broth!!
Off menu. Just ask or call ahead.
KoCha (view listing)
3515 Mary Ader Ave
Charleston, SC 29414
Phone number(843) 766-0301
Very middle of the road spice wise.
Very comforting and more subdued.
Tucked away in a gas station on Glen McConnell.
Mama Kim’s (view listing)
349 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone number(843) 577-7177
Spicy, vibrant and very strong-flavored.
On her Korean menu. On the very bottom and back page.
Hana Restaurant (listing under construction)
8440 Dorchester Rd
Charleston, SC 29420
Crisp, not as overly intense, but very clean tasting.
Relatively new restaurant.