Spicy tofu soup

Spicy tofu soup.
Spicy tofu soup. Photo: Marina Oliphant

This is an easy Korean soup to make and is hearty, tasty and presents beautifully.


1 litre vegetable stock (can be beef or chicken stock)

2 tbsp Korean bean curd paste

1 tbsp chilli bean paste

4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, thinly sliced

200g enoki mushrooms, trimmed

200g silken tofu, cut into squares

6 spring onions, finely sliced

Note: Korean bean curd paste and chilli bean paste are sold at Asian grocery stores.


Bring stock, bean curd paste and chilli paste to the boil in a saucepan.

Add mushrooms and simmer for two minutes.

Place tofu and spring onions in soup bowls, spoon over soup and serve immediately.