Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spicy Korean Tofu Soup

I love soups, and one of my favorite soups, especially as it’s getting colder, is spicy Korean tofu soup. Nevertheless, I have never made it myself. I don’t really know why, but it's probably because to me it’s a special treat when we go out for tofu soup once in a while.


The other day it was raining a lot, so I suggested some tofu soup to warm us up…. I got the vegetable tofu soup (you can also get it with meat or seafood). It was delicious. I love the spiciness of the soup with the silkiness of the tofu. The soup is served sizzling hot. It can be a bit of a challenge to keep a very active, determined toddler safe from the pot and its contents…



Tofu Soup


It’s definitely time for me to make tofu soup at home…. It’s officially going on my “must make” list once things slow down a bit.


Questions: Have you ever had tofu soup? Did you like it? Do you like tofu? What’s your favorite way to eat it?


Be well,

Andrea

24 comments:

  1. that looks great!!

    I LOVE tofu, never made tofu soup but I am sure I would adore it!! :)

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  2. I've never had tofu soup. I've never had tofu. But it's on my list! I actually am hoping to make something with tofu when Hubby is home next week! (Although I can't tell him, or he won't eat it...)

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  3. I guess I've had tofu in miso soup...not sure if i've ever had it elsewhere.

    I do love it though!

    that soup looks very soothing!
    MMMM

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  4. I've never had tofu soup, and am actually not a fan of tofu. Although it's been a while since I've tried it, so I would get open to giving it another chance :)

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  5. i actually don't think I've had soup with tofu in it. Maybe I should!

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  6. I like this soup a lot too. I have never made it though. It has a bunch of different names - Soon Dofu, Soon Tofu, Sondofu, Sundubu, etc...

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  7. I've never had that! But i've never really eaten tofu either so I kind of suck! haha

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  8. I am not a fan of tofu - the texture kills me. I do think this soup looks and sounds wonderful (without the tofu) ;-).

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  9. I've never had a tofu soup, I would definitely like to try, looks excellent!

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  10. I love tofu in soup. I love tofu in general. I've always wondered why it gets such a bad wrap. One way i love to eat it boiled in a sugar syrup. It's a Filipino treat.

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  11. I've never tried tofu soup but it sounds good. My favourite way to eat it is baked. Reminds me of cheese that way!! ;)

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  12. I love that tofu soup. I always get it at Korean restaurants. It comes out pipping hot in a stone pot and you immediately crack an egg in it and stir. So delicious. I tried to recreate at home, but can never make the tofu as flavorful and silky smooth as they can at the restaurant.

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  13. I've never had a tofu soup. I have to be more adventurous!! Yours looks great!

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  14. soon do fu is amazing. i had it with mushrooms and it was delicious. i like spooning the sauce on my rice and devouring. totally awesome you get to crack in an egg and get it poached.

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  15. this looks absolutely amazing! i have tried other versions before, and have loved them all. so i can only imagine this one is even better :)

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  16. Wow, this looks amazing! I love all your delicious fall soups!

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  17. korean tofu seafood soup is my favorite soup!!!! I don't know how to make it though, so please make it so I can learn from you! :)

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  18. I love tofu. It is a staple at our house. I fry it a little bit to get it a tiny bit crunchy, take it out of the pan and then add it in again at the last stage of a veggie stir fry. I also have a really tasty recipe for tofu taco filling. One really tasty way to have tofu is to squeeze the water out of it and crumble it like you would a big block of feta cheese. Toss it with a little bit of mild oil (walnut, grapeseed, sunflower), course salt and any favourite seasoning. Lay it out on a cookie sheet (parchment lined is good but not absolutely necessary) and bake it in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees until it is golden brown. Take it out and taste it. If you don't eat this stuff like popcorn, I'll be shocked. If you don't like it on it's own, it's a great protein addition to anything: pasta dishes, soups, curries..... lovely lovely tofu.

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  19. I love this stuff on a cold winter evening. I can never finish it, though. It's astounding how filling it is. I always end up taking like half of it home for lunch the next day. Truly a bargain in today's economy.

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  20. oh, that's one of my favorites too!
    i love it really spicy with super smooth "melt in your mouth" tofu!

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  21. Oh yes, tofu soup is delicious! A comfort food for sure--I crave it on a rainy day.

    It's funny because my mom never made it before, until I taught her (I made it from a recipe) ;) I guess it might not be a traditional thing to cook in Korean households? I don't know, but my grandma did make it when I was younger, although not very often!

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  22. i'm so impressed with you! i love tofu soup - there's a place near us called BCD tofu that we go to in koreatown.

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  23. I love spicy tofu soup. It's especially great on a cold night...

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