Sunday, November 02, 2008

Korean Spicy Tofu Stew



Remember the other day I bought lots of bay scallops and finding way to use them? Since I also bought some imitation crab meats and tofu, I just combined them into my spicy Korean soup. The key ingredient here is Gochujang, Korean red pepper paste. You can easily buy this at any of the Korean grocery store. This paste alone is pretty spicy but I always want an extra kick and added a few dashes of cayenne pepper powder. Guess who besides the parents loved this soup?



My little Edda enjoyed this spicy soup very much. Even me the mother thought this soup was spicy and yet this little fellow finished a bowl and requested for more! I had some leftover for the next day so ladled the rice with this soup and some tofu and crab meat for her and she finished everything in her bowl. WOW right? As for the big sister, she won't even dare to touch the soup!

For recipe, click here.
Oh, I also added an egg into the soup this time.

18 comments:

Veggie Wedgie said...

I know someone that will LOVE this recipe!Thanks!

noobcook said...

I have to run to sushi tei everytime I have craving for kimchi soup, hehe I gonna look for this Gochujang powder to try making it next time =D

javapot said...

Wow looks good, my saliva drooling already!! I'm very surprised Little Edda can consume this!! She must be the hot and spicy princess huh? :)

Beachlover said...

wow! your stew look like curry or tom yam soup! you 're really challanging,cook Korean stew!I'm not really into Korean food even thought NYC have few Korean Town ,full of Korean restaurants and grocery store sell plenty of grocery stock but not that brave as you!

daphne said...

ooo. that looks very hearty. Weather must be getting cooler over on your side?

GiGi said...

absolutely agree with u! all of us in our family like this korean spicy soft tofu stew! will certainly sip the broth until the whole pot is dried out everytime we dine this menu in Korean restaurant. But i never bought the paste b4 and cook at home..i shd hv tried that hoh! not sure bck in Penang able to find this chili paste or not?

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I'm impressed. Hooray for the little one with great tolerance for heat! Hee. Great looking soup and I'm sweating just looking at it.

Baking Fiend said...

gimme a bowl of plain rice to go with this! LOL...

Retno Prihadana said...

Hmm...I love spicy dish!. I bough ready to use crab (imitation balls) yesterday. It´s a good idea to combine with tofu.

Hugbear said...

Ching, this look so good. Your younger girl is good, she can really take spicy food hor, the soup looks really spicy.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome veggie wedgie. :)

Noobcook, this is a paste, not in powder form. Normally sold in red rectangle tub.

Thanks javapot. Yeah I was equally surprise too. She surely can take more spicy food compared to her sister.

Beachlover, I only like certain Korean food. My hubby not really into it.

Yes Daphne, it will get colder starting tomorrow. Today will be nice though.

Gigi, not sure leh, if yes must be expensive (I think), so you better buy one tub here and bring it back.

Haha js. Yeah, I remembered my brother was sweating when I served him this soup when he visited me last time. :D

*Handed one bowl of rice to baking fiend* LOL!

Yes Retno, we loved spicy food too. Open up the appetite!

Thanks hugbear. Yeah she can really eat spicy when she wanted to.

Meg said...

What a great spicy soup! I have a new way to enjoy tofu now!

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh I really love to try this dish, why? can you be believe that I seldom get to taste korean food!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

looks wonderfully spicy, i shall look for this paste in supermarkets, hope they have this here :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Meg, hope you like this spicy soup. :)

BBOven, yeah that's hard to believe. But I think Malaysian food is still the best. :D

Hope so Rita. This soup can really warm you up in cold day.

tigerfish said...

Yum yum, should be good for the cold weather.

Dwiana P said...

hey... this one sounds good for my dinner. love love spicy and tofu as well. The soup color look fantastic too.

jen said...

They have a premade package now where you can just add the tofu! Check it out on my blog: DIY Korean Tofu