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Budae Jjigae

Vegan Budae Jjigae - Korean Army Stew

  • Author: Veggie Anh
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan Budae Jjigae is a plant-based version of the Korean Army Stew, using easily accessible ingredients in a simmering broth and a spicy & savory sauce. Perfect for a cold or rainy day!


Units Scale

Sauce ingredients:

Soup ingredients:

  • 100g enoki mushroom
  • 100g oyster mushroom
  • 100g cabbage or other greens
  • 200g soft or silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup kimchi
  • 100g bean sprouts
  • 1 scallion
  • 1-2 instant ramen noodles
  • 1 liter of water


  1. Prepare all the ingredients by washing the vegetables, cutting the tofu into equal-sized pieces, and chopping the scallion. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Assemble the ingredients: enoki mushroom, oyster mushroom, cabbage, silken tofu, kimchi, and bean sprouts in a shallow pot. Add the sauce to the middle of the pot. 
  3. Pour the water on top of the ingredients and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 7 minutes or until all the ingredients are cooked.
  4. Add the ramen noodles and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Garnish with chopped scallions.
  5. Serve by taking the ingredients out and adding them to your soup bowl. Enjoy with the noodles and broth!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Korean

Keywords: vegan, budae jjigae, Korean food, Korean recipes, Korean Army Stew

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