The easier version of Korean Soft tofu stew 

Korean Soft Tofu Stew recipe


For the stock:

• 1 small-sized piece of Kelp 

• 5-7 pieces of Ikan billis 

• 3 cups of water 

• Radish (optional) 

Other ingredients: 

• 100g Minced meat 

• About 1/2 cup of kimchi 

• 1 knob of garlic 

• 1/2 mid-sized onion 

• Soft tofu (egg tofu or tofu for steaming) 

• 1 1/2 tbsp of Red pepper flakes 

• Sesame oil 

• Salt and sugar 

• An egg 

• Spring onions 


1. Wash ikan billis and kelp. 

2. Add ikan billis and kelp to water. Bring it to a boil. 

3. Maintain heat at mid-heat for about 20-30mins. 

4. Mince the garlic and slice the onion. 

5. Add soya sauce and sesame oil to minced meat. 

6. Strain the broth using a sieve. 


1. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil. 

2. Sauteed onion and garlic. 

3. Stir fry minced meat till cooked. 

4. Add kimchi.

5. Add a cup of broth, or till it covers the ingredients. 

6. Boil for about 7-8mins. 

7. Add salt and sugar to taste. 

8. Add tofu and more broth. 

9. Add red pepper flakes and bring it to a boil. 

10. Crack an egg and cover to stew for 1-2mins. 

11. Add spring onions and it's done!