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Classic Korean Tofu
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5 from 10 votes

Classic Korean Tofu


  • 1 Block of Tofu (400-600 grams)
  • Few pinches Salt
  • Few pinches Black Pepper

Soy Sauce Marinade

  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tablespoon Gochugaru
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Green Onion Spring Onion
  • ½ Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • ½ Tablespoon Sesame Oil


Prep Tofu

  • Carefully remove the tofu block out of the package and drain out the water. Cut the tofu into small rectangular pieces (each about the width of your pinky finger). Then use a few paper towels and gently pat down the surface of the tofu (don't press too hard - you'll break them). Flip them over and pat-down the other side as well. This will create a dry surface - so you can get a crispy surface when frying.
  • Season both sides with a few shakes of salt and black pepper - don't add too much!

Make Sauce Marinade

  • Take out a bowl and thoroughly mix: Soy Sauce (2 Tablespoons), Gochugaru (½ Tablespoon), Chopped Green Onion (2 Tablespoons), Sesame Seeds (½ Tablespoon) and Sesame Oil (½ Tablespoon).
  • Place frying pan on a medium heat. Place some oil in. Once the pan is hot, place the tofu pieces in. Let it cook on one side for 4-5 minutes. Then flip each over. Now place a small dollop of the marinade on each piece. Let it cook for a final 3-4 minutes (or until the bottom side is slightly crispy too).
  • Plate and serve with a bowl of hot rice! Enjoy life :)