Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood

Haemul-sundubu-jjigae 해물순두부찌개


Serves 2-3


Prepare stock to make tasty sundubu:

  1. Pour 5 cups of water into a pot and add 12 dried anchovies after removing intestine part.
  2. Add half onion, some dried kelp (about ⅓ cup), 3 dried shiitake mushrooms, 5 cloves of garlic and boil it over high heat.
  3. Approximately 10 minutes later, lower the heat to low medium heat and boil it for another 20 minutes.
  4. Set aside the stock and take out the mushrooms and chop them into small pieces.
  5. Heat your earthen ware (or ceramic pot) on the stove and put 2 ts of olive oil.
  6. Chop 100 grams of beef and put it into the pot and stir it.
  7. Add the chopped shiitake mushroom and stir it.
  8. Add 2 tbs – 5 tbs (¼ cup) of hot pepper flakes and keep stirring for 1 minute.
    2 tbs—mild
    3 tbs—medium
    4 tbs—hot
    5 tbs (¼ cup)—suicidal hot ! : )
  9. Pour 2 cups of the stock you made. It will be sizzling. Don’t be afraid! It’s just TOFU stew! : )
  10. Add 1 cup of mixed seafood and 3 shirimp.
  11. Add 2 tbs of fish sauce.
  12. Cut the 2 tubes of Soon du bu (soft Tofu) in half and squeeze it out into the pot and break the tofu with a spoon several times in the pot.
  13. When it boils, add 2 chopped green onions and 1 green chili pepper.
  14. Crack eggs and drizzle some toasted sesame oil before serving.


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  1. jasperridge San Diego, California joined 2/14 & has 7 comments

    I’ve made this dish several times now and I love how much you can play around with ingredients. Today I used shrimp and thin slices of wagyu beef. And I cheated on the broth using dashi powder.

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  2. PammyC Rhode Island joined 1/18 & has 1 comment

    Followed the recipe omitting the beef, seafood and egg. I used mushrooms in place of the beef. It was excellent. Although next time I may only less fish sauce.

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  3. Mwcho123 Houston joined 1/17 & has 2 comments

    How many servings does this make? I want to make it for three people. I will have rice, Asian chive side dish, and the bean paste flavored bok choy as sides. Will it be enough or should I increase the recipe?

  4. Hi Maangchi, I was wondering if what is another substitute for making your broth? I have a regular dried fish but not anchovies though, and also the kelp? Our Asian store here has a very limited stuff which is not fun for me, I am from the Philippines and I can eat stuff that will smoke my ear out hehe well, I would love to try this but I dont think I can make this with just a dried shiitake mushroom on hand. ( Dried fish will do? ) Thank you.

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