Part of Speech: noun
Definition:is a Korean dish similar to a Western stew. There are many varieties; it is typically made with meat, seafood or vegetables in a broth seasoned with gochujang, doenjang, ganjang or saeujeot.
Source: Words at Dictionary
Choi Jeong Min by Franny Choi
“My Korean name is the star my mother cooks into the jjigae to follow home when I am lost.”
The word “Jjigae” is a Korean dish and in the poem the author shares how her name is like the main part of Jjigae when her mom cooks it.