Tofu Kimchi
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Tofu Kimchi – A Must-Try Tofu Dish

Kimchi Tofu is made of blanched tofu pieces that are served with sautéed kimchi. Absolutely delicious!
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • Tofu - 1 block 350 grams
  • Kimchi - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1/2 a whole
  • Pork - 200 grams
  • Minced garlic - 1 Tablespoon
  • Cooking wine - 1 Tablespoon
  • Soy sauce - 1 Tablespoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Gochugaru - 1 Tablespoon
  • Spring onion - 2 Tablespoons
  • Sesame oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Black pepper - few shakes optional

Instructions

Prep Tofu

  • Bring water up to boil. Place tofu block in. Boil for 2 minutes. Take out with spatula and let it cool down.
  • Split the block in half and then quarter into thin bite-sized pieces.

Prep Veggies

  • Cut half an onion into thin slices. Then cut pork into thin slices. Cut Kimchi into bite-sized pieces. Cut spring onion stalks into small pieces.

Sautee Kimchi

  • Turn frying pan on medium heat. Place oil into pan. Once it is hot, place minced garlic in and mix for 10 seconds.
  • Then place in pork strips. Pour in cooking wine, soy sauce and black pepper over pork. Stir pork until the pink color has disappeared.
  • Then place in Kimchi. Add sugar, Korean red chili flakes and onion slices next. Stir-fry all of it together until Kimchi has turned slightly translucent or until it develops a slight browning on the edges.
  • Turn off the heat and add spring onions, sesame oil and seeds.

Notes

  • Cook on a medium or medium-high heat - so it doesn't burn
  • Use medium-firm to extra-firm tofu. Do not use the “silken” type or “super-firm” tofu as it will be too soft or hard.
  • If you are vegetarian, skip the pork and use sliced mushrooms of your choice.
  • See video below for more details