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Spicy Braised Tofu
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4.8 from 10 votes

Dubu Jorim - Spicy Braised Tofu

One of my Top-3 favorite Korean banchans. Try it and it will change your mind about Tofu
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 people


  • Firm Tofu - 300 grams
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Soy sauce - 3 Tablespoons
  • Korean red chili flakes - 1 Tablespoon
  • Minced garlic - ½ Tablespoon
  • Sesame oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame seeds - ½ teaspoon
  • Spring onion - ½ stalk


Fry-up Tofu

  • Cut the tofu into quarter inch pieces and pat them dry with paper towels (less moisture, crispier skin).
  • Put your frying pan on a hight heat. Drop some oil into the pan and fry the tofu on both-sides, until golden brown.

Make Braising Sauce

  • Mix water, soy sauce, Korean red chili flakes, sugar, minced garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil and sliced spring onions in a mixing bowl. (Save some of the spring onions for garnish)

Braise Tofu

  • Turn the frying pan on a high heat. Pour the braising sauce into the frying pan and let it boil away for about 10 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  • Once the sauce reduces to a syrup-like consistency, put the fried tofu pieces into the pan and give it a thorough coating.
  • Turn off the heat and enjoy!


  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator - taste good cold as well
  • Eat with a bowl of hot rice
  • Watch video for more details