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Korean - Kimchi Hot Pot and Tofu Soup

15 mins
Serves 2
Savoury pancakes

Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October, World Vegetarian Month.

Thanks to Sarah Lin for this South Korean recipe.


  • 2 cups of water
  • Half a block of soft tofu cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbs of vegan kimchi - this can be purchased in a supermarket or Asian supermarket
  • A bit of salt
  • White pepper
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Chopped spring onion for garnish or coriander
  • Bean sprouts (optional)


  1. Bring to boil, cook it for a few minutes until everything at desired consistency.
  2. Some people like bean sprouts in there, so you can add that too!