Braised tofu on a plate
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Dubu Jorim (Spicy Braised Tofu)

Author: Hyosun


  • 1 18- oz pack firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable/canola oil

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Korean red pepper flakes gochugaru
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed
  • 1 clove garlic minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 scallions finely chopped


  • Cut the tofu block into 1/2-inch thick rectangular pieces. Pat dry with a paper towel.
    Tofu Jorim
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet, carefully add the tofu pieces (tofu breaks easily) and sear over medium to medium high heat until lightly golden brown (about 3 - 4 minutes each side).
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients together. Spoon the sauce over the tofu pieces. Slightly lift a side of the tofu pieces to get the sauce under them. Simmer for 3 - 4 minutes over medium low heat. Flip them over and simmer for another minute or two. Serve warm or cold with a bowl of rice.
    dubujorim (Korean braised tofu)