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Korean Hansik - Spicy Braised Tofu
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5 from 6 votes

Korean Spicy Braised Tofu - The BEST recipe!


  • 1.5 blocks Firm Tofu (~500 grams)
  • Small handful Chopped Spring Onion

Braising Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Oyster Sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Gochugaru
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • cup Water
  • Few Shakes Sesame Seeds


  • Dice-up a piece of spring onion stalk into small pieces.
  • Use a few paper towels and wrap the tofu block. The paper towels will soak up the extra water. You can gently press on the tofu to get the water out! Note: There's no need to squeeze out all the water - it's an endless task!
  • Cut the tofu block into bite-sized pieces (as shown in the video)
  • Make braising sauce by mixing: Soy Sauce (2 Tablespoons), Oyster Sauce (2 Tablespoons), Minced Garlic (½ Tablespoon), Honey (2 Tablespoons), Gochugaru (1 Tablespoon), Sesame Oil (1 Tablespoon), Water (⅓ cup) and Sesame Seeds (few shakes).
  • Place some vegetable oil into a frying pan. Place on medium heat. Once its hot, carefully add in the tofu pieces. Let it fry on one-side until it gets a light golden color (~5 minutes). Then carefully flip each of the tofu pieces and let it fry for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Once both sides have light golden crisp to them, add in the braising sauce.
  • Add the chopped spring onion pieces over the tofu. Cover the pan with a lid - and let the sauce reduce until it turns sticky (~2 minutes). Keep an eye on it, and once the sauce turns slightly sticky, turn off the heat.
  • Serve with a bowl of hot rice!