There's mom's weeknight jjigae of water, tofu and kimchi, and then there's Fancy Jjigae. This is a leaner hybrid of family and online recipes with a more Western approach to stewing. I often skip the pork- this stew is just as satisfying as a vegetarian main. Fancy Jjigae doubles well- just add more protein, soup base and water to cover.
Notes: The pork neck can (theoretically) be subbed for pork shoulder steaks. If the slices are greater than 1/2" thick, the initial braising time will have to be increased.
Some chunks of radish kimchi can be added to the recipe if you happen to have let some get too sour to eat. —Corby