159 comments

  1. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 8:18 am

    My favorite part of the holidays is all the chances to cook for people! It’s a nice change from making stuff for myself most of the time; this way I can try new recipes meant for a crowd!

  2. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I LOVE jangjorim! In my family we typically have it as a side dish with a bunch of other dishes. I think it might be one of my favorite banchans that my mom makes. Now I have the most intense craving for some. I guess I’ll have to try making some on my own.

  3. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 8:35 am

    This looks so good! I actually live that you used the sauce for cucumbers on the side. It’s the mind of korean feasting that i love. I made soondubu last year with ingredients from the Asian market and cannot wait to try this recipe. I treat it out on my office mate who introduced me to all things korean including soju. I was so loving that pot too before you said you were giving it away. Now I’m loving it more. Enjoy the week. I worked Sunday too :/

  4. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Your Thanksgiving sounds so perfect! Mine was big and crazy, so something small and relaxing sounds insanely nice. And jesh, this meal is beyond awesome,. Korean beef is my thing. PLUS I adore all Staub cookware. I have that same pot. It’s the best!

  5. te says:

    December 2, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The spicier the better!
    I made your sweet potato thyme-marshmallow dish for my family’s thanksgiving, and they went bonkers for it. Hooray and thanks! Still making delicious stovetop s’mores with the leftover marshmallows- plus grahms dipped in Meyer-lemon-infused-chocolate :)

  6. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The spicier the better!
    I made your sweet potato thyme-marshmallow dish for my family’s thanksgiving, and they went bonkers for it. Hooray and thanks! Still making delicious stovetop s’mores with the leftover marshmallows- plus grahms dipped in Meyer-lemon-infused-chocolate :)

  7. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

    I love this time of year. I love the cookie-baking and getting a chance to wrap up some of the goodies to share with family and friends. The holiday parties, the tree, the sense of goodwill…make this the best month of the year.
    And what a nice giveaway; I’ve likewise been thinking about a Staub cocette and I love that gray color. : )

  8. Natalia says:

    December 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The most exciting part of the holidays, this year, is that I get to go home! YAY! PS: This is such a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for sharing it with us 😉

  9. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Really, really beautiful photography on this one! And I love that y’all got to spend a (mostly) relaxed Sunday doing Christmas-y things. My hubby and I have a tradition to wait to do our Xmas decorating/music/eating ritual until the first Friday of December, so I’m counting down the days! 😉

  10. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love this take on jangjorim! It’s one of my favorites (usually because when there’s jangjorim in the house, there’s also Korean curry which is all over a complete win). Also, I spy some cucumber kimchi 😉

  11. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I ate too much, which, in turn, made my mom happy (why do moms think their children are too skinny?). It was a fabulous Thanksgiving.

    Love your scrumptious Asian take on the meal!

  12. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I love Coquette’s! They’re a good for anything and everything. Try baking bread in them (I’ve got some in the oven right now) – it comes perfect every time.

  13. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    i totally made some jangjorim the other day – already finished it! :) and i love thumb print cookies for the holidays but i think i’ll make some that i can decorate myself. i think i will be horrible at it but hopefully they will get a pass since it’s christmas! :)

  14. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    This stew is happening this week! Perfect for cold, gray weather and hearts and bellies in need of some extra kitchen love. Your blog is a joy, as always. <3

  15. Caitlin {doughing it right} says:

    December 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Reading this post from my dorm room is making me incredibly homesick for Korean food. Beautiful photos, and a lovely post :)

  16. says:

    December 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    I just recently had Korean food for the first time and I loved it and I’m so glad I saw your recipe because I’ve been meaning to try making it at home ever since I tried it. It’s so good and this looks amazing and of course if I had the Dutch oven tooke it in well as you said that would be gravy!

  17. pegdoll says:

    December 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful cast iron pot. Recently discovered your blog (last week) — so glad I did!

    mb

  18. Nyla Marley says:

    December 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I just found your blog and love the posted recipes. I also enjoy the comments made regarding your recipes. As a chef that teaches culinary skills to home chefs, I have always wanted a piece of this cookware! Thanks for the chance to be selected!

  19. joannabanana21 says:

    December 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    i had no idea you could cook flank steak like this!! i’ve only cooked it once and it was so tough that i haven’t bought it again.

  20. Stardancer says:

    December 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I want!! I would get it in the Sapphire Blue, to go with the gorgeous KitchenAid mixer that was a wedding gift, and that I may or may not pet every time I’m in the kitchen.

  21. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 1:48 am

    This looks so warm & inviting, especially with your (always) beautiful photos. And your Thanksgiving sounds like it was truly lovely; the way, in my opinion, all Thanksgivings should be (rather than the rushing around & whatnot).

  22. Anonymous says:

    December 3, 2014 at 2:20 am

    I can’t wait to try this dish. We love long braised dishes to keep our kitchen cozy and our tummy warm. Love your blog!

  23. serena says:

    December 3, 2014 at 2:24 am

    my favorite thing about the holidays is an excuse to go home and have my mom make me hot noodle soup.

    first thing I’d season the cocotte with: fragrant thai bone broth for kua-thiao nyua (beef noodle soup)

  24. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 2:43 am

    You have no idea how much I love this, Cynthia!!!! Jangjorim is one of my mooooosssst favorite dishes in the world! It’s linked to so much love and great memories of my mom making it for me, and traditionally she makes it for my birthday. You’re seriously just as Korean as I AM, if not more. Hah! I’m impressed with this dish.

  25. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I love your quiet dumpling Thanksgiving – sounds just perfect to me! We had quite the opposite with 15 friends and family around my parents’ table with all the traditional fixings – turkey, sweet potatoes, homemade cornbread stuffing, brussels, younameit. I wish I had some leftover dumplings right about now though. Or a pot of this braised beef. What a gorgeous dish, Cynthia. If Christmas looks like this, bring on the holiday dishes!

  26. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Love the sound of your cozy Thansgiving, Christmas preparations, and this stew. What a stunner it is! Only one step (!!) and the result is a pot full of spicy, warming goodness. As always, the pictures are top-notch; the light adds a lovely feeling to these ones.

    Have the loveliest December, you two!

  27. Alyssa Campbell says:

    December 3, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I love having specific recipes /dishes that I only make for the holidays – it makes them that much more special!

    • tworedbowls says:

      December 3, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Hi Colette, yes!! That’s a great substitute — I’ve actually edited the recipe to suggest Anaheims instead of shishitos. My feeling is that they are a bit milder, but I think they’d work well. Thanks so much for the great question! :)

  28. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Korean Soy Braised Beef? I mean, you already had me at your soy braised tofu and now this? I have to confess that after you posted your tofu recipe, I started picking up a block of extra firm tofu every time I visited the grocery store because that tofu is insanely good, super filling, and darn easy to make. I already know this soy braised beef is gonna knock our socks off…looks like a big ‘ole pot of this is coming up this week! xx

  29. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I love the colors and style of your photos – Most of all, they are beautifully genuine. Stews and hot soups are all I’ve been craving since the weather in nyc has been mostly drab. Can’t wait to try this recipe! xoxo

  30. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Damn. I MUST make this stew. Love the easy instructions and thank you so much for taking time to write out extensive notes!

    Btw, I passed the bar! Thank you for your words of encouragement along the way!

    • tworedbowls says:

      December 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      AHHHHHHHHHH CONGRATS LIZ!!!!!!!! omg how relieved are you?! YAYAYAY so happy to hear the good news (not that I ever had a doubt!! :):) ) (And bahah, yes, so many notes.. I’m nervous about posting such a quintessential Korean home-cooked dish! Or I just couldn’t resist making a simple recipe just as long as my other ones. -___-) Congrats again lady!!! <3 <3 (confetti emoji!)

  31. says:

    December 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Aside from the opportunity to return to our Midwestern home for a proper, snow-covered Christmas, the treat I’m looking forward to most this season is my mom’s brown sugar cinnamon kringle. Amazing.

  32. Kristen says:

    December 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve really been in the mood to bake recently…..jam thumbprint cookies with walnuts coming up next….someone else will have to make dinner! lol

  33. Amy says:

    December 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    One of the dishes I brought to Thanksgiving (Friendsgiving) dinner was your garlic, chive and smoked Gouda brioche. It was a huge hit (no leftovers to take home, sadly). Thank you for all the kitchen inspiration and for making brioche doable–even for this novice bread baker!

  34. jen says:

    December 4, 2014 at 1:46 am

    i haven’t been home with my (korean) family in a while, and i’d forgotten that jangjorim existed! so happy to see a recipe.

  35. Stephanie says:

    December 4, 2014 at 1:49 am

    That looks delicious! For thanksgiving, I made mochi ice cream (using your recipe), and it turned out great!

  36. says:

    December 4, 2014 at 6:38 am

    We had a very simple and relaxing thanksgiving as well. This stew looks so yummy.
    Like you, I am very excited about Christmas as well. Because I think Christmas is the only time it is totally okay to have more than 3 kinds of cookies at home. :)

  37. says:

    December 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

    This braise looks heavenly. Like you, I love the more free form holiday eating of the Christmas season, and this beautiful, warming recipe is spot on. And that laid back Thanksgiving weekend? Perfection.

  38. says:

    December 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious. My family is really getting into Asian cooking, but I’ve never seen these Korean chili’s before. So this will be a good reason to venture down to our local Asian market to see if I can find them. This is my first time here, but know that I will be back. And it would be wonderful to cook this in one of those Staub pans.

  39. Kath the Cook says:

    December 5, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Hi – said you’d like to hear our Thanksgiving meals. Here goes –

    turkey (duh)
    Mashed potatoes
    gravy (I killed it this time, in a good way)
    dressing
    root vegetable gratin
    butternut squash (sweet with brown sugar and nuts)
    fresh green bean salad (see Smitten Kitchen)
    rolls (burned em – oops)

    it was very yummy.

  40. Kristina N. says:

    December 5, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I love this recipe. I’m half Korean and this just reminds me of growing up and going to my Grandma’s house.

  41. says:

    December 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    This looks amazing! I lived near Seoul for a couple of years and it changed the way I eat forever. If it doesn’t taste good, I pour some kojuchang on it. Your photos are stunning!

  42. says:

    December 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Yay! This is so perfect. I love that you spent Thanksgiving just the two of you. Secretly I wanted to do that too (shh, don’t tell my family!) – but instead I will have to settle for a nice night in together – us and this super yummy looking braised beef. It is seriously making my mouth water just looking at it. I love it. Perfectly done, as usual, Cynthia!

    ps- that Staub?! Ummm…yes. Always yes.

  43. says:

    December 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    While I’m craving stew now, because of your post, I’m going to proceed with my planned post-Thanksgiving turkey pho. But this braised beef is next on my list!

  44. Cindy A. says:

    December 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I love holiday desserts. Cheesecakes, pies, cakes, cookies… you name it! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  45. L. says:

    December 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Wow! Looks Yummy! My favorite thing about the holiday is always the food and coming together with the family and enjoying a good meal.

  46. Faby says:

    December 7, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I definitely trying this recipe! it will be nice having a dutch oven such as this! Geougeos pictures as always. Xx

  47. says:

    December 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    looking forward to making this with my best friend when we’re both back from college for the holidays! we always find time to cook together, and this is the best kind of comfort food – thank you!

  48. says:

    December 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    hello. I think I can smell this. And it smells wonderful. When they invent scratch and sniff for the Interwebs I’m never leaving your site. I will just hang around, pretending you’ve invited me over.

  49. jill palumbo says:

    December 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I’m new to your blog and love it! So many good ideas! This dish is just the size I’m looking for, so I will cross my fingers!

  50. bethviola says:

    January 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Hi, first time commenter!

    I made this tonight for my family. It was gobbled up. I had to add about another cup of water, so added a bit more soy sauce and brown sugar. I didn’t get my stew to reach a simmer for almost two whole hours, so it took a long long time to cook. But the stew is delicious! I will definitely be making this again.

    Thanks for all your recipes, I will be sure to try more.
    Beth

  51. says:

    March 5, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    i grew up always eating this shredded with other banchans (side dishes). also awesome with jook (congee) – the bland with that little bit of saltiness. and my mom always put in a chunk of ginger when cooking bc she said it made it smell less “beefy”. haha.

  52. says:

    November 3, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Hi Cynthia! I’ve enjoyed your blog for awhile and just wanted to drop a note to say congrats on the adorable little one and a very belated thanks for this recipe! I actually started making it almost a couple years ago when I was pregnant and looking for beef dishes with fully cooked meat, haha. We’ve enjoyed it many times since then! Sometimes I toss in tofu and yam noodles for a sukiyaki-ish switch up. Thanks again, and enjoy these early sweet days with your baby!

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