How to Make Delicious Korean Codfish and Tofu Soup at Home?

Q: Can I substitute the radish with another vegetable?
A: Yes, you can use a white radish for a crisper texture or a green radish for a softer texture.

Q: Is it necessary to use Korean chili paste?
A: Yes, Korean chili paste is essential for authentic flavor, but you can adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

Q: Can I use a different type of fish?
A: Codfish is preferred for its texture, but you can try other firm white fish as a substitute.

Korean Codfish and Tofu Soup Recipe


  • 2 codfish
  • 1/2 block of tofu
  • 1/2 radish
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 tablespoons Korean chili paste
  • 3 grams salt
  • 1 tablespoon beef powder (Dashida)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 5 grams sugar
  1. Prepare the ingredients: slice the codfish into thick segments, cut radish and tofu into thick slices; chop onion, garlic, and green onion.
  2. Layer radish slices at the bottom of the pot.
  3. Place codfish segments on top of the radish.
  4. Add green onion segments, onion slices, and ginger slices.
  5. Mix the sauce: combine Korean chili paste, beef powder, cooking wine, sugar, salt, soy sauce, and an appropriate amount of water. Stir well.
  6. Fill the pot with clear water (or broth for a richer flavor) and bring to a boil, then add tofu and simmer.
  7. When the soup is reduced to the desired amount, add garlic slices and simmer for 3 more minutes before turning off the heat.
  8. Serve in a bowl, garnish with green onion, and enjoy with a bowl of rice.
  • Rich in protein from codfish and tofu.
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from vegetables.
  • Moderate in calories, suitable for a healthy diet.
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