Here is the second and final part of the Star King “Cooking King” kimchi jjigae competition where I was on the judging panel. On this one we see the second part of the preliminary round as well as the second group of semi-finalists, along with the finalists and winners.
This second group of semi-finalists had the more exotic versions: stuffed rosemary chicken and shrimp kimchi jjigae, super spicy rib kimchi jjigae, and even pizza kimchi jjigae. None of us were expecting to like the pizza one, but it was GOOOD!
The contestants who won, though, really did have the best pot. The flavor was deep and complex, balanced by sweet chunks of pork.