This soup is tasty, delicious, easy to make and full of vegetables! This is a very simple Korean soup eaten with rice and other side dishes. Includes tofu, green squash, mushrooms and onions. True Korean recipe! Garnish with sliced green onions.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine water, denjang, garlic paste, dashi and gochujang. Bring to a boil and let boil 2 minutes. Stir in zucchini, potato, mushrooms and onions and let boil 5 to 7 minutes more. Stir in tofu and cook until tofu has expanded and vegetables are tender.

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Nutrition Facts

157.9 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 21.6g 7% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 640.7mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2006
When my wife and I eat this dish here in Korea we have found that there are two "schools": Spicy and Salty. The Spicy crowd (at least) double the red pepper paste while the Salty group really load up on the Denjang (dwejang). When we cook this recipe we change any of the follow: 1) We use a LOT more dwenjang (close to double) 2) We usually will include a (half drained) can of tuna. 3) We include a few pieces of licorice root to add an unexpected and subtle sweetness. It's quite versitile and, for an intents and purposes, you could use any root vegetable in this soup Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2008
Tasted nothing like the Denjang Jigae that I know and love. The Overall not a bad tasting soup but it does not taste like the ones in the restaurants. I will not make this recipe again. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2006
When my wife and I eat this dish here in Korea we have found that there are two "schools": Spicy and Salty. The Spicy crowd (at least) double the red pepper paste while the Salty group really load up on the Denjang (dwejang). When we cook this recipe we change any of the follow: 1) We use a LOT more dwenjang (close to double) 2) We usually will include a (half drained) can of tuna. 3) We include a few pieces of licorice root to add an unexpected and subtle sweetness. It's quite versitile and, for an intents and purposes, you could use any root vegetable in this soup Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2004
My korean boyfriend loved it! I madethe following adjustments:...a little less dashi and a little more water. (Although I personally prefer stronger stocks Korean stocks are much lighter in flavor so I made this soup in the korean fashion.) I also omitted the onion and added beef the 2nd time I made this by request of my boyfriend. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
I was really craving some Korean comfort food and this hit the spot. I used to eat jigae (stew) often when I lived at home with my grandmother and mom and this recipe tastes a lot like theirs! I followed the recipe and used all ingredients except for the potatoes. I did add a few more things though and that is a 1/2 lb pork tenderloin and about a cup of leftover kimchi I had on hand. Instead of the garlic paste I just used minced garlic. I sauteed the onion and garlic with a tbsp of vegetable oil and I chopped the pork into very thin and small pieces and added that to the pot. After the pork browned I threw in the rest of the ingredients (including the kimchi) except for the tofu. Instead of measuring I went more by taste though I'm sure I used a lot more denjang than what the recipe calls for. I let it boil and as soon as the zucchini got soft I added the tofu and let it cook for just a couple of more minutes. I served with some white rice and it was just wonderful!! My husband also enjoyed it very much and went back for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2003
This recipe was awesome. The flavours really went well together. I especially liked the vegis and the spicy pepper paste. I will definitly be making this quick and easy soup again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
Pretty good but this recipe makes A LOT!!!! if its just you or someone else half the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
Perfect! It tasted just like my Mom's (she is full Korean and I'm half) and I imagined that I was in my Korean home again. Thank you for this amazing recipe. I even goofed and bought the extra firm tofu and it tasted amazing. Also I used a milder type of gochu jang. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2007
I've loved this recipe in Korea and this recipe tastes just like the authentic thing! I added some sliced green onions green hot chile peppers and omitted the potatoes. I also used enoki mushrooms for a more authentic feel. It's great with rice! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2008
Tasted nothing like the Denjang Jigae that I know and love. The Overall not a bad tasting soup but it does not taste like the ones in the restaurants. I will not make this recipe again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
My Korean husband loves it. He says its very authentic and wants me to make it again. Read More
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