Sundubu Jjigae 순두부 찌개- Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew by Dapur Sinolin

Sundubu Jjigae 순두부 찌개- Korean Spicy Soft Tofu Stew by Dapur Sinolin


  • Onion – 1 cup
  • Spring onion – 1/2 cup
  • beef – 1/2 cup

Soondubu Paste

  • Gochugaru Korean red chili flakes – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 cup
  • Sugar – 3 Tablespoons
  • Minced garlic – 1/3 cup
  • Soy sauce – 1/3 cup
  • Vegetable oil – 4 Tablespoons
  • Sesame oil – 1 Tablespoon

Soondubu Stew

  • Soondubu paste – 2 Tablespoons (shown above)
  • Water – 1/3 cup
  • Extra soft tofu – 1 Tube (silky tofu)
  • Shiitake mushrooms – 1
  • Clams – 3-4
  • Eggs – 1
  • Spring onion – 1 Tablespoon
  • Black pepper – few shakes


Prep Paste

  1. Dice onions and spring onion into small pieces. Give your minced meat one more chop.
  2. Place each ingredient listed under “Soondubu Paste” onto small dishes (except for the vegetable and sesame oil).
  3. Mix the vegetable oil and sesame oil together in a separate dish. Set aside.

Make Paste

  1. Pour the mixed oil into a large frying pan. Once oil is hot, place in spring onions.
  2. When spring onions are sizzling, place in minced pork. Then add in chopped onions. Cook onions until they turn translucent and there is little left-over liquid in the pan.
  3. Then add in minced garlic and mix well. Then add in Korean chill flakes. Lower heat.
  4. Add in salt and and sugar. Then add in soy sauce. Give final mix and set the paste aside in a bowl to cool-off.

Make Soondubu

  1. Pour water and Soondubu paste into pot. Thoroughly mix-in the paste as the water comes to a boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add in the mushrooms and seafood (or other meats). Add in tofu. Break tofu up with a spoon. Let it cook for one minute.
  3. Drop in egg. Garnish with spring onion slices and black pepper. Eat with rice!

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