Are you in the mood for something warm, savory, and spicy? Then Sundubu-jjigae is what you need! This soft tofu stew is a delicious mix of spicy gochujang chili paste, vegetables, and proteins like pork or seafood. Its distinctive taste is sure to leave a lasting impression on your palate, tempting you with its intense flavors. Read on to learn more about this classic Korean dish and how to make it at home!
What is Sundubu-jjigae?
Sundubu-jjigae (순두부찌개) is a popular stew from South Korea made with soft tofu – hence the name ‘Sundubu’ which means ‘soft tofu’ in Korean. The stew also contains other ingredients such as mushrooms, onions, garlic, green onion, kimchi or doenjang (fermented soybean paste), gochujang (red chili pepper paste), anchovy stock or beef broth for flavor. It can also include different types of meat such as pork belly or seafood like shrimp and clams. It’s served in a hot stone bowl, which keeps the stew warm and adds a unique flavor.
Taste the Heat – Spicy Soft Tofu Stew
Sundubu-jjigae is known for its spicy kick thanks to ingredients like gochujang chili paste and kimchi. The chili paste adds an extra layer of heat while kimchi provides a bit of fermented funkiness. The combination of these two components gives this stew its intense flavors that will leave you wanting more! In addition to the heat, other elements such as garlic and onions contribute to the overall savory taste. If you’re looking for something with an extra zest, try adding more gochujang or kimchi to your dish.
Ready to taste the heat and savory flavors of this classic Korean dish? Give it a try at home and see what you think! You won’t be disappointed. Happy cooking and bon appetite!
SEE THE FULL RECIPE BELOW!