UPDATE: Johnson House Boo Dae Jji Gae finally closed in the summer of 2012.
Opened in early 2011 in the Brown Derby Plaza where Boiling Crab is also located.
Budae jjigae (literally, “army base stew”) is a stew that came out of the Korean War, when meat was scarce in South Korea. Locals made use of surplus food from US Army bases, such as hot dogs, canned ham, and Spam, and incorporated them into a traditional spicy soup flavored with red chili paste and kimchi.
The restaurant also uses modern ingredients such as instant ramen noodles and cheese, as well as ground beef, sliced sausages, baked beans, tteok (rice cake), tofu and vegetables.