Gamja Jorim (Glazed potatoes in soy sauce)

There are a lot of ways to cook potatoes; mashed, boiled, stuffed, baked, fried, roasted, grilled and salad. Here I want to add glazed potatoes in soy sauce to the list!Potatoes and onions are common combination in Korean vegetable dishes. This dish is so simple to prepare and needs few ingredients.“Gamja Jorim” will not only fill your hungry guests’ tummies but also be kind to your wallet too.

Prepared properly this dish is very visually appetizing. This is very tasty so make only a small amount so that your guests will still be hungry enough to eat your next course.

Follow the recipe carefully.

I think the chicken stock is very important. I used half a cube of “Knorr” brand chicken stock for this dish.

First peel the potatoes, cut each of them into 6-8 rough cubes .Boil the quail eggs and remove the shell.Roughly slice each of the onions, spring onions and chilli and grate two cloves of garlic and set separately aside
Heat a little bit of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a non-stick frying pan.Add the grated garlic and stir fry  for a minute.Add all the potatoes and stir fry  for another 1 minute on a medium  low heat.
Dissolve half a chicken stock cube in water and add to the frying pan and simmer for 5 minutes on a medium low heat.Add the quail eggs and onions and stir well.Then add salt, soy sauce, sugar, white pepper and boil on a high heat for 5 minutes so the potatoes absorb water and the excess is boiled away.

Save a few sesame seeds now for garnishing.

Add the golden syrup, sesame oil, the rest of the sesame seeds, chilli and spring onions and stir well, boiling further on a high heat for 1 to 2 minutes until you have a syrupy covering for the vegetables

Serve onto a plate, arrange so that some green spring onion leaves are visible on top along with some of the quail’s eggs so that people see more than just potatoes.Scatter a few sesame seeds over the top.

That’s all enjoy it!

 Preparation time: Less than 30minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes: 3-5 portions


  • 3 medium potatoes, around 6- 8  cubes (each potato)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • ½  medium onion, roughly sliced
  • A trim spring onion,  roughly sliced
  • 12 quail eggs (option)
  • 1 medium fresh green or red chilli (option)
  • 100ml  water with half of chicken stock cube
  • 1/3 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • ¼  tbs ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsp, Golden syrup
  • 1 tbs, sesame oil
  • 1 tbs, sesame seeds
  • Garnish with sesame seeds

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