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How to make the korean tofu stew. It’s loaded with delicious seafood and the soup is very refreshing!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 256kcal

korean tofu stew



  • 350 g Korean soft tofu (12 ounces)
  • 110 g littleneck clams (3.9 ounces), cleaned
  • 3 banana prawns (80g / 2.8 ounces), head, shells and guts removed
  • 100 g enoki mushrooms (3.5 ounces), bottom 4-5 cm stem removed and rinsed briefly in cold running water
  • 45 g oyster mushrooms or shimeji mushrooms (1.6 ounces), rinsed and separated by hand
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms (20g / 0.7 ounces), cleaned, stem removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 egg optional
  • 1 stalk green onion (10g /0.4 ounces), diagonally thinly sliced

Soup base

  • 355 ml Dried kelp and dried anchovy stock (12 fluid ounces)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil I used rice bran oil
  • 1 Tbsp Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt (or more to taste)
  • A few sprinkles ground black pepper
  • A dash sesame oil about 1 tsp


  1. Put the cooking oil, chilli powder, garlic and soy sauce into a pot. Heat the pot on the stove on medium heat and stir the spices well for 1 min. Make sure not to burn the chilli powder.
  2. Add the clams and shrimps and stir quickly to coat them with the chilli sauce.
  3. Add the dried kelp and anchovy stock and boil it on medium to medium-high heat until it starts to boil rapidly (2 to 3 mins). Add the salt and stir.
  4. Add the tofu, in big chunks, mushrooms, and egg and cook them for another 1 to 2 mins.
  5. Top up with the green onion, black pepper and sesame oil. Serve hot with Korean steamed rice and side dishes (banchan).


1 Tbsp = 15 ml
Make sure your pot is large enough to hold all the ingredients listed above, otherwise it can boil over. As an indicator, 24cm/9.4 inch pot holds the ingredients quite comfortably (no boiling over!).

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1365IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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