Kimchi Tofu and Mushroom Stew

// Kimchi Tofu and Mushroom Stew

Prep Time

8 mins

Cook Time

9-10 mins

Free Time

to fold a load of laundry

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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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 7 oz (200g) silken tofu, diced large
  • cups (200g) kimchi, roughly chopped, plus ½ cup kimchi juice
  • 4 (60g) button mushrooms, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon 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 9-10 minutes, or until the kimchi has softened a bit and the flavors have melded.
  3. Serve while hot with rice, veggies, or quinoa.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Feel free to substitute button mushrooms with oyster, beech, or enoki mushrooms.
  • You can also substitute tofu with chicken or shrimp, though you may need to add 1-2 minutes.

Recipe notes

  • Gochujang is a crucial ingredient for this dish, but if it's difficult to find, you can use tomato paste and chili flakes instead. While not the same, this substitution will still yield excellent results.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.