Easy Halal Sundubu Jjigae Recipe: Make This Comforting & Spicy Korean Soft Tofu Stew


Ili •  Aug 03, 2020

If you're a fan of savoury stews like kimchi jjigae and budae jjigae, then it's only right that you treat yourself to a warm bowl of sundubu jjigae. This popular Korean soft tofu stew is made with everything that you can expect in a comforting meal - extra soft tofu, thinly sliced meat, kimchi and an amazingly flavourful broth ? Perfect for a rainy day to warm you up, dive right into this halal sundubu jjigae recipe and whip up a bowl of yummy Korean stew at home.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1 package (12oz) extra soft tofu, cut into big chunks
  • ⅓ cup kimchi, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup beef, minced
  • 3 tsp Gochugaru
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp juice from kimchi
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg


  1. In a pot over medium-high heat, combine kimchi, beef, Gochugaru, garlic and sesame oil.
  2. Stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until the beef is almost cooked thoroughly.
  3. Add water and juice from the kimchi. Then bring it to a boil and let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Skim off the scum from the surface of the soup.
  4. Gently add chunks of tofu in and season the stew with salt and pepper. Allow the ingredients to cook for 4 to 5 minutes and add scallions just before removing the pot from the heat.
  5. While the stew is hot, crack an egg in the middle. Serve and enjoy!


  1. You can use other kinds of protein to your sundubu jjigae to suit your taste. Check out Seonkyoung Longest's recipe for a seafood version ?

Now that you've got this halal sundubu jjigae recipe to try out, you'll know exactly what to make whenever that rainy day hits and you're craving for some warm, comforting stew to hit the spot ?