Kimchi Tofu and Mushroom Stew

Kimchi Tofu and Mushroom Stew

Packed with umami-rich mushrooms and piquant kimchi, this is a dish where you won’t miss the meat. The star flavor is gochujang, a Korean chili paste made from fermented soybeans. Spicy, sweet, and smoky all at once, a little gochujang goes a long way!

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Product Size

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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

18 mins

Free Time

to fold a load of laundry


  • 14 oz (400g) silken tofu, diced large
  • 3 cups (400g) kimchi, roughly chopped, plus ½ cup kimchi juice
  • 8 (120g) button mushrooms, quartered
  • cup (80ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons gochujang
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
  • salt, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients and mix to combine in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 18 minutes, or until the kimchi has softened a bit and flavors have melded. Serve while hot.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Feel free to substitute button mushrooms with oyster, beech or enoki mushrooms. 
  • You can also add ground pork, though you may need to adjust the cooking time.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.