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Spicy Tofu Stew with Pork Belly Strips

Together, we will bring Soondubu and Samgyeopsal into one dish! Get ready to feel your endorphins flow~
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • Samgyeopsal Pork Belly Strips - 300 grams
  • Extra soft tofu silky - 1 tube
  • Onion - 1/4 a whole
  • Spring onion - 1 stalk size of your forearm
  • Water - 1/4 cup 
  • Mild chili pepper - 2 optional, garnish
  • Enoki mushrooms - 1/2 a package optional, garnish

Spicy marinade

  • Gochujang Korean red chili pepper paste - 1 Tablespoon
  • Gochugaru Korean red chili pepper flakes - 1 Tablespoon
  • Mirim or any white cooking wine - 2 Tablespoons
  • Soy Sauce - 2 Tablespoons
  • Sesame oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper - few shakes

Instructions

  • Cut Samgyeopsal into 2 inch strips. Cut onion, spring onion and chili peppers into thin slices. Then cut the stem off the enoki mushrooms and give them a thorough wash. Set aside. 
  • Make spicy marinade: Take out a large mixing bowl and mix-in all of the listed ingredients
  • Put frying pan on a medium-high heat. Once hot, place the Samgyeopsal pieces in (without any oil). Grill pieces until you get searing on one-side. Turn off then heat.
  • Use tongs or chopsticks to pick out each meat piece and place them into the mixing bowl with the spicy marinade. (Note: Do not pour the meat into the marinade... we don't want all the grease from the frying pan to get into the marinade). Use your chopsticks to coat each meat piece thoroughly.
  • Use a few paper towels to wipe out the grease in the frying pan. Place the frying pan on a medium heat. Once it is hot, place the coated meat pieces back in. Put in the onion slices. Then, put in the water immediately.
  • Next, place the silky tofu in. Use any kitchen utensil to gently break up the very large pieces of tofu. Then, let it boil for 30 seconds - so it can absorb the flavors of the stew.
  • Finally, place enoki mushrooms in. Top it off with chili peppers and spring onions.
  • Eat with a bowl of hot rice :)

Notes

  • You can replace pork with beef. Thinly sliced beef (shabu-shabu cuts) would work well
  • If you are vegan, try using king oyster mushrooms (cut into thin sections)
  • Eat with a bowl of hot rice
  • See video below for more details