To make this soup as close as possible to the source of our inspiration, a Korean tofu stew, you'd need to use one of the many types of Asian chile-garlic pastes; about a tablespoon will do. An easier alternative—and a delicious one, too—is the combination of cayenne, paprika, and plenty of garlic that we've used here. Slideshows: More Korean-Inspired Recipes
Riesling wines and Asian flavors are truly a match made in heaven. Pay attention, however, to the degree of heat in the food; the more fire, the sweeter the wine should be to cool the burn. Here, a Spätlese, preferably from Germany's Pfalz, is in order.