Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Soondubu

This recipe was brought on by my lovely twin, Keena! This girl is amazing and I'm so lucky to have found her. I definitely recommend you stop by her blog and have a look around. She's a great blogger and she doesn't even know it yet! Her posts always make me crack up because of her wit and humor and I just think she's an amazing person!

So Keena went on vacay recently and blogged about a spicy tofu soup called Soondubu. Shame on me and my lack of knowledge about my Korean heritage because I didn't know about this dish until I read Keena's post. Lol. Anyway, so the other day I was too sick and too lazy to call around and find a place that could make this for me so I decided to make it on my own.

I found a recipe online but didn't really follow it so I kinda made it up as I went along. Here's the recipe I found with what I actually used.


4 cups vegetable stock (I used 1 can of beef stock)
3 tbsp Gochujang (Couldn't find gochujang so I used 2 tbsp of a garlic chili paste)
1 cup water
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (I just did a handful)
1 medium onion thinly sliced (I used half)
3 cups baby bokchoy (I used 2 baby bokchoy bushels)
2 cups bean sprouts (I grabbed a handful)
3 green onions (unfortunately the market was out of this so I didn't use any)
1 lb tofu crumbled (I used one block of tofu cut into cubes)
1 tbsp oil


1. Heat oil in a soup pan and add onions. Cook until translucent.

2. Add chili paste, stock, and water.

3. Bring to a rapid boil.

4. Add all other ingredients stirring frequently.

So obviously I didn't go by the book on this one. But, it did taste AWESOME! Totally cleared my sinuses! Lol. Next time I make it I'll add different ingredients (shrimp, perhaps?) and let you know how that goes too!

Oh yeah, and my beef stew was amazing! The kids cleaned their plates and asked for more! Love when that happens!

Do you have an awesome recipe that you think I should try out? Let me know!

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  1. I'm sorry girly, but I don't think there is a thing in there I would be willing to eat (of course, I'm just finicky)
    I avoid recipes like this... Too many vegetable-type things, not enough sugar!
    Haha ;) Glad the kids liked it though!!
    xo Heather

    1. Lol. I grew up eating tofu and veggies so I try to incorporate as much of it as I can into my kids' food.

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  4. That. Looks. DELICIOUS! Hit me with anything spicy and I'm all over it! Thanks for the recipe hun :-)

    Vanessa x

    1. It is soooo good! You should definitely give it a try! Or stop by your local Korean restaurant and ask them if they've got it! Lol.

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  6. Mmm... that looks so yummy! I will be attempting this sometime this week, hun! Thanks for the recipe & the post! xo, Megs


    1. Awesome! I'd love to hear what you think of it!!

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