Tofu Stew

This is a rendition of Korean soondubu (tofu soup). The main ingredient is tofu and the consistency should be like a chunky soup or stew. This recipe is inspired by this Korean Soondubu Jigae recipe.



  • Soft or silken tofu

  • Dashi broth (kombu and shiitake base work just fine)

  • Garlic

  • Soy Sauce (Shoyu)

  • Vegetables of choice. Suggested: mushroom, spinach/kale, white radish (daikon) or baby bamboo shoots (takenoko). Adding 1-2 vegetables is best - keep it simple.

  • Optional: Egg


  1. Make the dashi broth and bring to a boil.

  2. Add garlic (minced or grated works).

  3. Add soft/silken tofu.

  4. Add soy sauce and vegetables.

  5. When the stew is almost cooked, you can crack an egg over the top. Alternatively, you can serve this with a boiled egg.

Miso Soup w. Somen

This miso soup is a great simple and quick side dish that goes well with rice or a side of vegetables. This is also great as a quick lunch.


  • Miso paste

  • Katsuo (or kombu/shiitake) dashi broth

  • Somen noodles

  • Optional: Tofu


  1. Prepare miso soup (miso shiru) how you would normally prepare it.

  2. In a separate pot, boil somen until al dente.

  3. Add somen to miso soup. You can add small cubes of soft tofu, seaweed (wakame), or fried (aburaage) tofu if you like.