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Tofu Jjageuli
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4.86 from 7 votes

Spicy Tofu Jjageuli - With That Spicy Kick!


  • 500 grams Firm Tofu
  • ½ Whole Onion
  • 2 Cheongyang Chili Peppers (Or use 1 Jalapeno Pepper)
  • 1 Spring Onion Stalk (forearm length piece)
  • 1 Small Potato
  • ⅓ or ½ Can Spam (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Water (250ml)

Jjaeguli Spicy Marinade

  • 1.5 Tablespoons Gochugaru Flakes
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Gochujang Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon Minced Garlic

What to Eat It With

  • 1 bowl Cooked Rice
  • 1 Fried Egg


Prep Ingredients

  • Open the tofu package (500g), empty the water, cut the block in half, then slice each half into smaller rectangles.
  • Slice ½ an onion into thin slices.
  • Slice 2 Cheongyang Chili Peppers into thin circles. (Or use 1 Jalapeno Pepper)
  • Dice 1 forearm-length stalk of Spring Onion into thin slices.
  • Peel 1 potato, then slice into thin sections.
  • Open a can of Spam, then dice ½ (or ⅓) of it into thin rectangles.

Make Spicy Jjageuli Marinade

  • Take out a bowl and mix: Gochugaru Flakes (1.5 Tablespoons), Gochujang Paste (1.5 Tablespoons), Soy Sauce (2 Tablespoons), Sugar (1 Tablespoon), Minced Garlic (½ Tablespoon).

Make Jjageuli

  • Take out a wide frying pan. Place the onion strips on the bottom. Then arrange the tofu pieces around the pan (but on top of the onion strips). Next, add the Spam & Potato slices in the middle.
  • Now, add exactly 1 Cup of water into the frying pan.
  • Next, add in ALL of the Spicy Jjageuli Marinade.
  • Place a lid-on to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Once it starts to boil, use a spoon and gently spread the spicy marinade evenly around the pan.
  • Now, turn the heat down to a medium-low heat.
  • Let it gently simmer away (without a lid) until most of the broth has evaporated away. It may take 7-10 minutes (but timing may vary).
  • Once most of the broth has evaporated away, garnish the pan with the freshly chopped green onion and chili peppers.
  • Place on a lid and give it one final minute... then it's ready.
  • Serve with a bowl of hot rice, and a fried egg if you'd like! Bon Appetit ya'll.