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Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew) - Korean Bapsang

Jan 19, 2015 · This recipe is made with ripe kimchi and thinly sliced meat. Try making it at home. You would be pleasantly surprised to find out how quick and easy this hearty, flavorful stew is. You might also like Haemul soondubu jjigae (seafood soft tofu stew) and Deulkkae soondubu jjigae (soft tofu stew with perilla seeds) which is mild and vegan. The tofuGo bold or go home with this Korean Tofu Stew with silken tofu, sliced meat and kimchi. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare this Korean comfort food soup. .
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Warming and comforting Korean stew made with extra soft tofu (soondubu), thinly sliced meat, and kimchi. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare this hearty, flavorful stew!
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Do you have a Korean tofu house near you that specializes in soondubu jjigae (순두부 찌개)? Restaurants usually offer several variations (seafood, meat, vegetables, combination, etc.) on the menu. Which is your favorite variation?

This recipe is made with ripe kimchi and thinly sliced meat. Try making it at home. You would be pleasantly surprised to find out how quick and easy this hearty, flavorful stew is. 

You might also like Haemul soondubu jjigae (seafood soft tofu stew) and Deulkkae soondubu jjigae (soft tofu stew with perilla seeds) which is mild and vegan.

The tofu

Soondubu (also spelled sundubu) is tofu that’s not pressed, so it has high water content and an extra silky, velvety texture. I always keep a package or two in the fridge, and whip up this bubbling pot of flavorful stew when I need to create something warm and comforting quickly.

Other ingredients

I like to use anchovy broth as a stew base, but water is totally fine. You can also use any other broth of your choice.

This recipe combines kimchi and pork, a classic match. Feel free to use beef, chicken, or seafood and switch out the pork. For best results, always use fully fermented kimchi to cook with.

Mushrooms are a good substitute if you don’t like meat. If you start with vegan kimchi, you can even make the stew vegan.

If you have some salted shrimp (saewujeot, 새우젓) leftover from making kimchi, use a little to season the stew instead of using salt. It adds a nice layer to the flavor of the soft tofu stew. My secret ingredient! 

Soondubu jjigae is often served with a raw egg to be cracked in to the boiling hot stew at the table. The egg adds richness to the stew, but you don’t need to add an egg if you don’t want to. It’s a matter of preference.

Watch how to make it More soondubu jjigae recipe:

Haemul soondubu jjigae (seafood soft tofu stew)
Deulkkae soondubu jjigae (soft tofu stew with perilla seeds) – vegan

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Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew) - My Korean ...

Feb 08, 2021 · What is Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew) Sundubu jjigae is a Korean stew made with soft (uncurdled) tofu as a highlight ingredient. There are a few different …How to make the most delicious Sundubu Jjigae (Korean soft tofu stew). It's loaded with delicious seafood and the soup is very refreshing!.
From: mykoreankitchen.com

Learn how to make the most delicious sundubu jjigae (Korean soft tofu stew) from scratch. It’s loaded with delicious seafood and the soup is very refreshing and comforting!

Today I want to share a popular Korean stew – Sundubu Jjigae or Soondubu Jjigae (순두부 찌개,  Korean spicy soft tofu stew) recipe.

I think sundubu jjigae is one of the top 3 sought after Korean stews, along with kimchi jjigae and doenjang jjigae. (“Jjigae” means stew in Korean.) If you haven’t checked out those two recipes yet, you should! They are two of my most popular Korean soup recipes as well.

What is Sundubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew)

Sundubu jjigae is a Korean stew made with soft (uncurdled) tofu as a highlight ingredient.

There are a few different ways to make sundubu jjigae using different ingredients (e.g. kimchi, minced pork and seafood) but by far my favorite version is the seafood version known as Haemul Sundubu Jjigae (해물 순두부 찌개).  You can really taste the refreshing and clear tasting soup.

In general, sundubu jjigae is a bit spicy though I think my recipe is in the modest pepper scale. Nevertheless, the spiciness of the stew can vary depending on the types of chili powder / chili flakes you use. Also, whether you used chili oil or neutral oil. A spicier version can potentially make you sneeze while you’re cooking and may even tickle your throat.

Nonetheless, it’s a refreshing, delicious and very comforting stew you can enjoy any time of the year!

Watch How I Make Sundubu Jjigae (Video) Variations and Tips

I want to highlight that there are two different types of soft tofu available at a Korean grocery store. The most common one is packaged in a long cylinder shape plastic bag and the other one is packaged in a regular tofu plastic container.

I personally prefer to work with the cylinder shape soft tofu because it’s easier and quicker to add to the soup/stew. But you can use either one for this stew.

Korean chili oil is commonly used when you make spicy soup such as today’s recipe or yukgaejang (spicy beef soup) etc. It adds nice bright red color to the dish and it brings out the rich depth of flavor. You can certainly make sundubu jjigae without it, but I love the outcome when I add it.

Check my homemade Korean chili oil recipe. Alternatively, you can also use store bought Korean chili oil instead.

I also have tried this S&B La-Yu chili oil in sundubu jjigae and it worked well. This oil is actually a bit spicier than my homemade chili oil and gives less depth of flavor and color.

Korean chili powder is a finer version of Korean chili seasoning than Korean chili flakes. Ultimately you can use either types of chili seasonings in this recipe. However, you will notice that when you use Korean chili powder, the color of the stew is more vibrantly red than when you use chili flakes. It makes the stew look simply more appetizing. 

Make sure your pot is large enough to hold all the ingredients listed below, otherwise it can boil over. As an indicator, my 1.7 L pot (as seen on the video above) holds the ingredients quite comfortably (no boiling over!).

Ingredients for Sundubu Jjigae, 2 to 3 servings Main Soup base

* 1 Tbsp = 15 ml

** If you want to learn more about Korean ingredients, check my essential Korean cooking ingredients list!

How to Make Sundubu Jjigae

1. Start heating the pot on the stove over medium low heat and add the chili oil, chili powder, and garlic. Stir them well for about 1 min. Make sure not to burn the chili powder.

2. Add the clams and shrimps and stir quickly to coat them with the chili sauce. Add the fish sauce and soy sauce then stir.

Sundubu Jjigae - Adding seafood
3. Add the dried kelp and anchovy stock and boil it on medium-high heat until it starts to boil rapidly (2 to 3 mins).

Sundubu Jjigae - Boiling soup base
4. Add the tofu, mushrooms, and egg and cook them for another 2 to 3 mins. Season with salt, if required.

Sundubu Jjigae - Adding tofu, mushrooms and egg
5. Top up with the green onion, black pepper and sesame oil.  Serve hot with Korean rice and side dishes (banchan).

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Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Tofu Stew) | chopsticks and flour

Mar 25, 2019 · Soondubu is silken tofu, the softest form of tofu (not to be confused with “soft” tofu). It can come in a rectangular container similar to other tofu varieties, but my favorite type …Warm and spicy Korean soft tofu stew. The perfect one stew meal. The perfect spicy craving hitter. The perfect late night soju companion..
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This stew almost killed my cooking spree when I first started getting into the kitchen. My mom’s soondubu and the Korean restaurant soondubu’s taste very different from each other. But, the recipes I tried to make came nothing close to either!

Many recipes use Kimchi to enhance (and cheat) the stew but since I live far from my parents and I haven’t really gotten into making it myself, it’s too expensive of a commodity to use in bulk for a stew! I was convinced that the restaurant version was just MSG that I could never replicate and my mom had a magic potion she wasn’t telling me about. I tried maybe two or three times in the past 3 years and gave up because they were so bad. But, I think I found one I finally like! Finally!!

My mom’s version is much more mellow whereas the restaurant version is very powerful and strong in flavor, maybe a bit too much. This recipe is a mix between the two, and it’s delicious! I’m delighted! I took celebrity chef Baek Jong Won’s recipe, and added my mom’s twist of adding in canned clams. It’s just one little ingredient that really makes a big difference! A bit saltier, and more seafood-y to add an extra layer of complexity to the flavor.

Soondubu jjigae brings back a lot of memories for me at home and with my friends. The first time I tried it at a popular restaurant in the DC area, I was really surprised. It tasted completely different from my mom’s but still quite good! I’ve learned to enjoy both and now this recipe blends both together! I spent a lot of get togethers there and also a lot of late nights in NYC Koreatown at the soondubu restaurant. It’s the perfect one stew meal. The perfect spicy craving hitter. The perfect late night soju companion. I hope you enjoy!

spooning sauce over the egg
*what happens during dinner time when DrJuh is on-call
Time to eat!

Cooker’s Notes:

What is Soondubu Jjigae? Soondubu is silken tofu, the softest form of tofu (not to be confused with “soft” tofu). It can come in a rectangular container similar to other tofu varieties, but my favorite type comes in a cylinder tube. I personally think these are a bit softer in texture. Soondubu jjigae is a Korean stew with the main ingredient being silken tofu. Most versions are spicy but restaurants usually have a “white” version as well. They can come with a variety of mushrooms, pork, seafood – really, there are a ton of options! Today, we’ll focus on the pork and clam version from Baek Jong Won.

* The pictures look spicier than it tasted because we’re currently using gochugaru sent from Korea that is far brighter and redder than what we usually purchase. I think the spice level was on point. If you want it even spicier (like super spicy restaurant level), add in more gochugaru in the sauce stage.

Ingredients Sauce Instructions

In a heated saucepan, add in 1-2 Tbsp of oil and ½ Tbsp sesame oil. Toss in the scallions and stir fry until fragrant. Then add in the ground pork and continue to stir-fry until no longer pink. Make sure to mix at the ground pork so the pork does not clump together.  Toss in the remaining onion and garlic and stir-fry for another minute. Finally, add in the Korean chili flakes, sugar and soy sauce. Continue to stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes until the sauce mixture is well combined.

Add in the water. Once the broth begins to boil, toss in the small clams, the clam juice and canned clams.  Toss in the sliced mushrooms. Continue to simmer until the clams open.

Add in the soondubu and break up the tofu slightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with scallion and peppers. Bring to a last boil. Add the egg before serving! Tip: As you eat, spoon the hot broth over the egg, and enjoy the stew! Half way through the meal, the egg will be soft boiled and ready to be enjoyed!


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Soondubu Jigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) - The Woks of Life

Sep 09, 2017 · Soondubu Jigae: Recipe Instructions. First make the anchovy stock. Place the trimmed dried anchovies, daikon radish slices, dried kelp, and dried shiitake mushrooms in a medium pot with 5 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil. Once the stock is boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 25 minutes.Soondubu Jigae, or soft tofu stew, is a very popular spicy Korean stew. Soondubu is loaded with pork, kimchi, silken tofu, and topped with a cracked egg..
From: thewoksoflife.com

Soondubu Jigae, or soft tofu stew, is one of the most popular and recognizable spicy Korean stews.

Loaded with pork, kimchi, plenty of silken tofu, and finished off with an egg cracked on top, it’s a delicious meal that’s surprisingly easy to make at home. Once you’ve made the base stock, the whole dish comes together in one pot. 

A Word on Cooking Vessels

As for your cooking equipment of choice, you can easily make soondubu in a small stockpot, or you can use a traditional Korean earthenware pot, AKA a ttukbaegi, which can be placed directly over the burner.

These can be bought at most Korean grocery stores (like H-Mart), but you can also find them online. We have the small single serving size, but this recipe makes two servings, or two small pots’ worth of soondubu.

An Adapted Recipe

This recipe is very lightly adapted from the online master of Korean food, Maangchi. The ingredients are mostly the same as what she calls for, but I’ve adjusted the process a bit.

I find that cooking in those little Korean earthenware pots can be a bit tight on real estate, which makes it difficult to mix in ingredients at various stages.

For more Korean dishes, check out our recipes for Kimchi Jigae, Kimchi Pancakes, and Easy Beef Bibimbap!

Soondubu Jigae: Recipe Instructions

First make the anchovy stock. Place the trimmed dried anchovies, daikon radish slices, dried kelp, and dried shiitake mushrooms in a medium pot with 5 cups of water.

Bring the water to a boil. Once the stock is boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 25 minutes.

After 25 minutes, strain the stock. Save the mushrooms and slice thinly to put into your soondubu.

Now you’re ready to assemble the soondubu. Heat a small pot or your handy dandy earthenware Korean stew pot over medium-high heat. It takes a few minutes for the earthenware pot to get hot–don’t rush it, as there’s a chance it could crack if heated too quickly.

Add the oil to the pot, followed by the garlic and onions. (Note, if you’re cooking these two servings in two separate individual-serving pots, you’ll have to split all the ingredients down the middle for each.)

Stir fry until the onions are translucent. Turn the heat up to high, and add the pork belly. Let brown and caramelize.

Add the kimchi, sliced mushrooms and stir to combine.

Add about 1 1/3 cups of the anchovy stock (or 2/3 cup each for the individual pots), followed by the salt, sugar, Korean chili flakes (gochugaru), and sesame oil. Stir to combine.

Next, add the silken tofu, about a quarter of a standard block or half of a tube (if you are using a Korean brand that comes in cylindrical form). Break up the tofu lightly into large chunks. Bring the soondubu to a boil.

Crack an egg over the top of each pot, and cook for 1 minute.

Top with the scallions and serve with white rice and some additional kimchi on the side.


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Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Tofu Stew) | Pickled Plum ...

Dec 12, 2020 · Soondubu jjigae is a spicy Korean tofu stew made with a combination of soft tofu, vegetables, seafood, pork, or beef. It can also be topped with a raw egg and chopped scallions. …Filled with ingredients from the sea, Soondubu Jjigae warms the soul with its spicy, tangy, and smoky flavors - and is very easy to make!.
From: pickledplum.com

Filled with ingredients from the sea, soondubu jjigae warms the soul with its spicy, tangy, and smoky flavors. It’s the perfect comfort food to enjoy throughout the cold season – and is very easy to make!

Seafood lovers, you are in for a treat!

Soondubu is one of Korea’s most popular dishes and one I crave every time I want briny, sour, and pungent flavors. The stew is made of shellfish and melt-in-your-mouth curds of soft tofu, and served in a spicy anchovy broth peppered with Korean chili flakes.

It’s heaven for those who are looking to put their tastebuds in overdrive!

Soondubu jjigae can also be made with pork or beef, but I’m only interested in the seafood version (called Haemul Sundubu Jjigae) because I generally prefer stews that are lighter and energizing.

This soondubu recipe is quite spicy but you can easily control the amount of heat that goes into the broth by adding more or less gochugaru (Korean chili flakes). Let’s cook!

What is Soondubu?

Soondubu jjigae is a spicy Korean tofu stew made with a combination of soft tofu, vegetables, seafood, pork, or beef. It can also be topped with a raw egg and chopped scallions. The stew is cooked over direct flame until bubbling and served in the same pot (made of stone or porcelain).

Kitchen Tools Needed

Dolsot Pot Substitute

The best substitute for a dolsot pot is a clay or ceramic pot since both are capable of retaining heat. Just be careful with the change in temperature – just like for a stone pot, it’s important to slowly increase or decrease the temperature to prevent the pot from cracking.

Ingredients for Soondubu Variations How to Make Soondubu Jjigae How to Eat Soondubu

Soondubu is typically served in the same pot that it’s cooked in, while the broth is still bubbling. If you need to move the dolsot pot from the stove top to a table, place a cork trivet or other heat proof mat on the table first. Then put the lid on the dolsot pot, use some oven mitts that have a good grip (don’t use kitchen towels as they can unfold or slip), and be very careful when traveling from point a to point b.

Soodubu is traditionally served with a side of rice and some traditional Korean side dishes (called banchan), such as these:

Did you like this Soondubu Jjigae Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share?


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Spicy Tofu Stew (Sundubu or Soondubu) - KimchiChick

Nov 01, 2015 · When water starts to boil, add 1 Tbsp hondashi and mushrooms (or frozen seafood mix) In separate bowl mix tofu with 2 Tbsp hondashi, soy sauce, sesame oil, gochugaru, garlic. Add all ingredients into boiling pot. cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.This Korean spicy tofu stew (Sundubu) is the perfect meal to have on a cold, dark, winter day. It's hearty, spicy, and satisfying! Scoop and serve on rice!.
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Sundubu: the quick video version!

This is my favorite wintertime stew. My sister used to make it for us when we were kids. I knew it was Sundubu (sounds like soon-doo-boo) season when it started to get cold and dark outside. She would make one big pot of bubbling, steamy, red stew and we would dunk our spoons in and share it until the very last drop. It’s perfectly warm, smokey, and spicy.

I always thought the broth was magical, like it would cure any cold and give me He-Man strength. I later learned that the magic is in the dashi. Dashi is created from kombu (kelp) and bonito (dried tuna) flakes. A lot of Korean and Japanese soup stock is made from this combination. It’s the dashi that creates the rich, salty depth to this stew! Dashi, you are da shi-t!

It’s definitely possible to make the dashi from scratch, but it is now sold in a powdered seasoning packet called hondashi! It’s quick, easy, and just as tasty. You can easily get some Hon Dashi Bonito Soup Stock online if you don’t have an asian market nearby. As kids, my sister would make this dish in an earthenware pot directly on the stove. The tofu continued to simmer and the broth bubbled even while we ate it. I find this is the best way to make, serve, and slurp this dish. I was lucky to get one as a gift and you can treat yourself to the exact same Korean Stone Bowl (Dolsot) earthenware online.

My sister was born with a chef’s hat so I was lucky to be on the receiving end of it as a kid. This is her own Sundubu recipe made with tofu and seafood. I choose to substitute the seafood with mushrooms and it’s just as good. Either way, it’s the perfect one pot meal to have on a cold, winter day.

Last but not least, always serve this stew with a side of rice. I like to heap spoonfuls of stew on top of my rice and mix it all together. That way the rice soaks in all the goodness and each bite has a little bit of everything. That’s my favorite way to eat it! As always, if you try this recipe, please comment and share it with me on instagram at thekimchichick so I can see it too!


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Korean Kimchi Tofu Soup (Soondubu Jjigae) Recipe - Chowhound

Mar 28, 2011 · This Korean kimchi soft tofu soup has a fiery broth that infuses custardy tofu with deep flavors and spices. Traditionally served at the table boiling hot in its cooking vessel with an egg cracked in the middle, this healthy dish full of vegetables and protein warms the belly and satiates the palate.This Korean kimchi tofu soup recipe creates a spicy broth that infuses custardy tofu with complex flavors and spices..
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This Korean kimchi soft tofu soup has a fiery broth that infuses custardy tofu with deep flavors and spices. Traditionally served at the table boiling hot in its cooking vessel with an egg cracked in the middle, this healthy dish full of vegetables and protein warms the belly and satiates the palate.

What to buy: While you can find kimchi at many grocery stores (and it’s fine to use store-bought here), try your hand at making your own.

Korean chile paste, also known as kochujang or hot pepper paste, is a fermented mixture of glutinous rice, soybeans, and red pepper powder. It is found in jars or plastic tubs in Korean markets and will last indefinitely refrigerated in a covered container. Add spoonfuls to soups, marinades, and salad dressings for a spicy kick.

Game plan: You’ll need to make white or brown rice before you begin.

More kimchi recipes.


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Seoul Soon Dubu - The Best Korean BBQ & Tofu House in Stockton

Seoul Soon Dubu is a Korean restaurant located in Stockton, CA. We offer high quality, authentic Korean cuisine that includes BBQ, tofu soups, noodles, dumplings, fish, and much more! We strive to provide delicious meals along with great service in a clean, upscale environment..
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Our Little Story

Seoul Soon Dubu is a Korean restaurant located in Stockton, CA. We offer high quality, authentic Korean cuisine that includes BBQ, tofu soups, noodles, dumplings, fish, and much more! We strive to provide delicious meals along with great service in a clean, upscale environment. Our restaurant is great for all occasions - quick casual meals, get-togethers with friends, family dinners, and company functions.

We are highly commited in creating an exceptional dining experience not only with great food, but through excellent service and an attractive atmosphere. Whether you are trying Korean food for the first time or celebrating a special occasion in one of our rooms, we will always do our best to provide the highest level of Korean cuisine and customer service.


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SoonDuBu Jjigae, Spicy Soft Tofu Stew | Crazy Korean Cooking

Soondubu jjigae, or Spicy Soft Tofu Stew, is a delicious and hearty stew. A robust and flavorful combination of meat, seafood, vegetables and the spicy seasoning is beautifully contrasted by the softness of soondubu ("extra soft tofu"). Soondubu can easily be a complete meal when served with a bowl of rice..
From: crazykoreancooking.com

Soondubu jjigae, or Spicy Soft Tofu Stew, is a delicious and hearty stew. A robust and flavorful combination of meat, seafood, vegetables and the spicy seasoning is beautifully contrasted by the softness of soondubu ("extra soft tofu"). Soondubu can easily be a complete meal when served with a bowl of rice.

Although the recipe may work with regular tofu, authentic soondubu jjigae must include extra soft tofu. You can also make variations by using different types of meat, or only seafood. You can also add kimchi for kimchi soondubu jjigae.

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Soondubu Jjigae: Korean Spicy Tofu Soup

Super soft tofu (soondubu) cooks into what Koreans call a jjigae, which simply means a stew or a soupy broth. Put it all together, and you have soondubu jjigae or soft tofu stew. This particular Korean tofu soup makes use of many classic Korean ingredients, including kimchi, of course.Soondubu Jjigae is a delightfully delicious Korean spicy tofu soup! Take a look at our kimchi and tofu soondubu jjigae recipe and enjoy this dish at home!.
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Soondubu jjigae is a spicy Korean tofu stew that's as comforting as it is fiery. Brimming with chilli flakes and bursting with kimchi, this is a dish that will leave you craving more while your tongue continues to burn!

Soondubu jjigae is a delicious way to use extra soft tofu, and it can be tailored to suit any vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Once you've gathered the ingredients from your local store, this classic Korean dish is surprisingly easy to prepare at home.

Prepare the tofu press, ready the kimchi, and fire up the stovetop; let's make soondubu jjigae. Here's our spicy Korean tofu stew recipe!

Soondubu recipe tips and FAQs

Before preparing your kimchi tofu soup recipe, check out our extra cooking tips and FAQs just in case you run into some questions mid preparation!

Here's how to perfect your soondubu jjigae.

What does soondubu jjigae mean?

Unless you've travelled to Korea or have a Korean restaurant nearby, you might not know what actually goes into this spicy tofu stew.

Soondubu is a type of tofu. Specifically, it's the Korean word for silken tofu. Silken tofu is the softest style of tofu you can find, and it forms the backbone of this Korean favourite. Directly translated, dubu is the Korean word for tofu, while soon is the prefix that lets us know we're talking about super-soft tofu.

Super soft tofu (soondubu) cooks into what Koreans call a jjigae, which simply means a stew or a soupy broth. Put it all together, and you have soondubu jjigae or soft tofu stew.

This particular Korean tofu soup makes use of many classic Korean ingredients, including kimchi, of course. It also includes gochugaru, which is better known as Korean chilli powder. The base is traditionally an anchovy broth; however, you can substitute this for a vegetable broth. On top of that, you can add mushrooms, scallions, and other vegetables too.

The result is hearty, spicy, yet comforting Korean tofu stew!

Which tofu is best for soondubu jjigae?

Soondubu jjigae is all about the tofu. Tofu is the centrepiece of this spicy Korean dish, so it's crucial to select the most appropriate style of tofu if you want to be authentic.

Specifically, this is a dish that requires the softest tofu you can find. Soondubu literally means soft tofu in Korean, after all. You will likely find tofu labelled as soondubu if you head to a Korean or Asian grocery store. This is often imported, so you'll win on the authenticity side.

You can also find silken tofu, or extra soft tofu, in most supermarkets these days. This does the same job as the imported tofu and could be a lot cheaper too.

Should I press my tofu?

One of the most vital steps when preparing any tofu is the pressing process. All tofu, whether it's super soft or extra firm, has surprisingly high water content. This liquid content stops the tofu from absorbing the flavours of the broth when you're cooking, leaving you with a somewhat watery and bland soup for dinner.

Before cutting your block of tofu into pieces, you first need to press the excess liquid out of the block. Do this simply by placing paper towels over the block and pressing down firmly with your hands or a chopping board. This method works, but it's not the most effective. You'll still be left with a bit of water.

An easier way to get rid of the excess liquid is to use a dedicated tofu press for the hard and messy work. Place your tofu inside and press out the extra water. When you're happy, remove the tofu, drain the liquid, and start preparing your soondubu jjigae.

How spicy is soondubu jjigae?

Traditionally, this is a very spicy dish, and it's not soondubu jjigae without a liberal helping of chilli flakes added to the broth. Of course, as you're preparing this at home, you can add as much or as little spice as you like.

We recommend two teaspoons of chilli powder flakes in the recipe, but this is just a baseline. If you're really not a fan of overpowering heat, then start with one teaspoon first. Let the soup simmer, then try a sip of the broth. If it's not spicy enough, add another.

If you love your spice, then add two, three, or even four teaspoons of chilli flakes to the broth!

Should I use gochujang for soondubu?

If you're going for the overly original recipe, then you should be using goachujang for this recipe. Goachujang is a very particular Korean spice more commonly referred to as Korean chilli powder.

It's prepared from sun-dried chillis, which have been ground up. It's not quite a powder, however, as the texture is still somewhat flakey. It's somewhere between chilli powder and chilli flakes.

You might find gochujang in speciality shops, but you might not. It's not always easy to come by. That's why in the recipe, we recommend using spicy chilli flakes (of any variety) for the sake of convenience. It's not quite as authentic, but it will still burn your taste buds!

Is Soondubu Jjigae healthy?

Soondubu jjigae is Korean comfort food. It's hearty, it's warming, and it's spicy. It's the sort of dish that's perfect for a cold winter day when you need a pick me up!

Soondubu jjigae has several health benefits. It's full of vegetables, offering a range of healthy nutrients, while tofu is packed full of protein. A bowl of tofu soup is surprisingly low calorie if it's vegetarian or vegan, although you should be mindful of the amount of oil you add to the broth.

Is soondubu jjigae vegan?

Traditionally, soondubu jjigae isn't a vegetarian or vegan dish, despite the fact it uses tofu as its base. You'll often find it served with pork or beef strips, which have been lightly boiled in the broth as it simmers. If you're not vegetarian or vegan, then feel free to add in a few strips of meat to accompany the rest of the ingredients.

Soondubu jjigae is also usually served with an egg. The dish is served boiling hot, and while still bubbling away, an egg is cracked straight into the broth. The egg adds an extra texture to the soup, but isn't suitable for vegans!

Vegans should also be careful of the kimchi they select. Kimchi is sometimes prepared with shrimp paste, so check if your kimchi is vegan friendly before purchasing.

Many recipes for Korean stew also call for an anchovy broth base, rather than a vegetable broth base. Again, if you're not vegan or veggie, then you can substitute the vegetable broth for anchovy broth. It gives the dish a much saltier and stronger tone, which isn't for everyone.

Can I reheat soondubu jjigae?

Soondubu jjigae isn't going to freeze well for the simple fact that tofu becomes mushy when thawed and reheated. However, this stew will easily stay fresh and tasty in the refrigerator for a few days if you have any leftovers at the end of the meal.

Reheat the stew by placing it back into a small pot and simmering on medium heat on the stovetop. Be sure that you reheat the stew all the way through before serving again. You can add a few extra vegetables or a cup of both to bulk out the leftovers if you need extra servings.

Will you be cooking soondubu jjigae at home?

Soondubu jjigae is a delicious, hearty, and spicy tofu soup. It's wonderfully adaptable too. Crack an egg or add meat if you're not veggie or vegan, or fill the broth with mushrooms, onions, and other vegetables and let the ingredients soak up the fiery broth!

It's a beautiful way to bring the tastes, smells, and flavours of Korea back home. With the right ingredients, it's surprisingly quick and easy to prepare too. Will you be cooking spicy soondubu jjigae at home this week? Grab a spoon and dig into this hearty Korean tofu stew.


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Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) Recipe | Allrecipes

Apr 04, 2019 · Place a clay pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, oil, and red pepper power; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in ground beef; cook until browned, 3 to 5 …Cooked in a clay pot, this Korean soft tofu stew is a filling one-pot meal with ground beef, green onions, egg, and a hint of spice..
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Servings Per Recipe: 2

Calories:

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Nov 03, 2011 · Soondubu Jjigae (Spicy Soft Tofu Stew) with Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae with Kimchi (김치 순두부찌게) Soondubu Jjigae with Kimchi is one of the variations of the spicy soft …Soondubu Jjigae with Kimchi is a variation of the original soft tofu stew. The addition of kimchi adds great flavors to this already yummy dish..
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Korean Sundubu Paste - Make Jjigae in 5 min! - FutureDish

Apr 15, 2020 · Sundubu jjigae is definitely one of our favorite Korean dishes. Once it’s safe to travel again, we want to visit Hanguk so that we can eat our way through the entire country. …Sundubu - Spicy Korean Soft Tofu Stew. It's has to be my favorite dish to eat when I’m craving that Korean spice! At Incheon International Airport – you’ll see....
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5-Minute Sundubu Jjigae, Soft Tofu Stew - Aaron & Claire

Ingredients: Korean soft tofu(silken tofu, 350g), green onion, chili pepper, salt, egg(1-2), black pepper, MSG or Dasida(optional) Put 1/2 cup of water into a pot. Add 2 tablespoons of seasoning paste and boil it. If you want to make it more restaurant version, add less than 1/4 teaspoon of MSG or Dasida.(optional)Today, I’m going to make Sundubu jjigae, soft tofu stew. Also, besides the classic one, I will show you 2 more different versions..
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Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Spicy Tofu Soup) - Beef ...

Dec 13, 2021 · Kimchi Jjigae vs Soondubu. If you aren’t familiar with Korean food, you might get confused between kimchi stew or kimchi jjigae vs soondubu. While there are some similarities (especially when you put kimchi in soondubu like this version), the texture is what makes the difference. Soondubu has a much softer and fluffier texture from the silken ...Delicious and comforting kimchi soondubu that's easy and quick to make! You can use beef, pork, or mushrooms for a vegan soondubu jjigae..
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Seoul Soondubu | Bukchangdong Soondubu Restaurant Review

Oct 21, 2021 · Soondubu is a bit different, and it is the main ingredient in the stew. One of the most popular stews in Korea is called soondubu-jjigae. The origin of soondubu-jjigae comes from the Joseon dynasty. The purpose of this food was to provide it to elderly people. Later, as it is soft and mild enough to eat, this food became popular in the rest of ...Bukchangdong Sundubu is a Seoul Sundubu restaurant chain which sells mainly soft tofu stews. The restaurant has different venues all over Seoul. Click here for a full review..
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Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) - Tiffany Angela

Apr 09, 2020 · Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) April 9, 2020. Super quick and easy Korean tofu stew recipe from scratch! A highly customizable dish that’s delicious over rice. Skip to Recipe. Disclaimer: I’m not Korean, so this definitely isn’t an authentic recipe. But it tastes super good and my tummy is super happy, so it’s alright in my book.Super quick and easy Korean tofu stew recipe from scratch! A highly customizable dish that’s delicious over rice. Disclaimer: I’m not Korean, so this definitely isn’t an authentic recipe. But it tastes super good and my tummy is super happy, so it’s alright in my book. Honestly, the best part of making this is you can put literally ANY veggies and proteins you want in it. As I am running out of produce and meat in my fridge, I had limited things to add in, but the possibilities are endless. Read below to get some ideas of what you can throw in here! If served over rice, this recipe is good for 4 people. But if you decide to eat the stew by itself, then it’ll probably be 2 servings. Ingredients: Onion & garlic: Sauteing both as the base with the kimchi helps flavor the stew. Kimchi: Technically not necessary, as there are definitely tofu stews that do not contain kimchi. BUT, add it if you have it as it gives a lot of depth to the flavor and make sure to add the juices in too! Proteins: Whatever you have works here. Spam, chicken, beef, pork…really anything!! […].
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Blazing Hot Wok: Soup to Warm You to the Bone: Soon Dubu

Jan 10, 2008 · A few weeks ago, my neighbor, Mr. Z, made the most delicious Korean soup, which he called soon dubu. It had tofu, shrimp and egg, and the main flavoring ingredient was Korean hot pepper paste (aka gochu jang).In addition to being one of the tastiest soups that has ever passed my lips, it is easy to make.mad scientist 8-5, Mon-Fri...family cook everyday...married to a computer geek, who doesn't cook (but likes to eat)...mom to the cutest damn preschooler on the planet.
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Sundubu-jjigae - Wikipedia

Sundubu-jjigae (순두부찌개, -豆腐--) or soft tofu stew is a jjigae (찌개, Korean stew) in Korean cuisine. The dish is made with freshly curdled soft tofu (which has not been strained and pressed), vegetables, sometimes mushrooms , onion , optional seafood (commonly oysters , mussels , clams and shrimp ), optional meat (commonly beef or pork ), and gochujang (chili paste) or ….
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Sundubu-jjigae (순두부찌개) Spicy soft tofu stew with …

Jan 26, 2015 · How about sundubu-jjigae? It’s hot, spicy, filling, comforting, delicious, soft tofu stew and has many reasons to be one of the most popular items in Korean restaurants. I made a video and recipe for sundubu-jjigae seven years ago (!) and it’s been watched over a million times on YouTube (!!).How to make Kimchi-sundubu-jjigae, Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly by Maangchi..
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Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew) Recipe

Feb 15, 2012 · Directions. Combine kombu and anchovies (if using) and cover with 1 quart water. Bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then strain. Discard solids and reserve broth. Meanwhile, drain kimchi in a fine mesh strainer set over a small bowl, squeezing to remove as much liquid as possible. Roughly chop kimchi and reserve kimchi ...[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz (mycameraeatsfood.com)] Notes: Kombu, small dried anchovies, kimchi, gochujang, and Korean chili flakes can be found in most Asian supermarkets. For a vegan-friendly recipe, omit anchovies and add 1 tablespoon miso paste, using vegan kimchi (see recipe here).....
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Jan 24, 2022 · SOONDUBU- KOREAN TOFU STEW RECIPE. Soondubu is a traditional Korean tofu stew recipe made from silky tofu, kimchi and various meat, ….
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Soondubu Jjigae - Doobydobap

Jun 20, 2021 · Soondubu jjigae is my favorite hangover food. There were many mornings in NYC that I would go party with my friends and sluggishly drag our hung-over bodies to BCD Tofu house. The Soondubu jjigae will come to your table sizzling and overflowing with dried red chili pepper flakes on the side like molten lava.Soondubu jjigae is my favorite hangover food. There were many mornings in NYC that I would go party with my friends and sluggishly drag our hung-over bodies to BCD Tofu house..
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Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant. Akiko’s 5-star review: - Locale Destination - It's on Olympic Ave and Vermont Ave in Korean town, Los Angeles. It's in a tiny tiny corner shopping plaza, "world of life", right on Olympic Ave & Vermont Ave. Across street from "So Kong Dong", which offer a good soondubu. Parking is very small and tight..
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Soon Dubu Jjigae Recipe (Korean spicy tofu stew) | …

Soon dubu jjigae is Korean comfort food and can warm up the coldest night. A simple simmering of broth, kimchi, tofu and clams makes a stew with tons of flavor. Pair it up with steamed rice for a full meal. 4 to 6 servings.Soon dubu jjigae is Korean comfort food and can warm up the coldest night. A simple simmering of broth, kimchi, tofu and clams makes a stew with tons of flavor..
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How to make Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew) – Jinkimchi

Sep 30, 2020 · Another warm and hearty stew that's popular is Soondubu Jjigae - or soft tofu stew. The main ingredient in this stew that makes it different from kimchi jjigae is the soft tofu used in the stew. What makes soondubu jjigae different from kimchi jjigae is also the simplicity of it - as compared to kimchi stew, there is not as many ingredients in it.Another warm and hearty stew that's popular is Soondubu Jjigae - or soft tofu stew. The main ingredient in this stew that makes it different from kimchi jjigae is the soft tofu used in the stew. What makes soondubu jjigae different from kimchi jjigae is also the simplicity of it - as compared to kimchi stew, there is n.
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SOONDUBU JJIGAEㅣKOREAN SPICY TOFU SOUPㅣVEGAN …

Nov 26, 2020 · Ingredients. 1 ½ cups water. 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce. 2 teaspoons mushroom seasoning (or 4 dried shiitake mushrooms) 1 – 4” x 4” piece kombu. 2 tablespoons gochugaru (Korean red pepper powder) , to taste. 2 tablespoons roasted sesame oil.This vegan soondubu jjigae aka Korean spicy tofu soup (버섯 순두부찌개) is better than what you can get at the restaurant. It's the ultimate Korean spicy soup.
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