Braised Tofu in Soy Sauce (Dubu Ganjang Jorim)

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Braised Tofu in Soy Sauce (Dubu Ganjang Jorim)

I don’t like tofu (Dubu, 두부) on its own, but I really like it when it is cooked with something else, like Korean Soybean Paste Stew with Tofu (Dubu Doenjangjjigae)) or this meal, braised tofu in soy sauce (dubu ganjang jorim, 두부 간장 조림). Tofu is a really cheap, healthy meal, and is suitable in lots of food. This side dish is especially really easy to make. I hope you get to try this some day.

Ingredients for 2-3 person side dish

(Expected prep time: 2 minutes , cooking time: 4 minutes )

soy sauce boiled tofu ingredients

  • Tofu 280 g
  • 1/2 stalk of a spring onion
  • Olive oil 15 ml

For sauce (mix these in a bowl)

  • Soy sauce  – 3 tsp
  • Dark brown sugar – 1 tsp
  • Minced garlic – 1/4 tsp
  • Sesame oil – 1/4 tsp
  • 1 green chili – This is non-spicy chili.

Prep

  1. Cut the tofu into pieces.
  2. Take the seeds out from the chili and thin slice it.
  3. Thin slice the spring onion.

Cooking

1. Put some oil into the pan.
2. Add the tofu. Pan fry it both sides.

soy sauce boiled tofu panfrying tofu

3. Turn the heat down to low heat, add the sauce and spring onion, then simmer it. (turn the tofu over half way)

soy sauce boiled tofu simmering tofu

4. When 80% of the sauce disappears, serve it on the plate, then pour out the rest of the sauce on the tofu.

Braised Tofu in Soy Sauce (Dubu Ganjang Jorim)
 
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Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients
  • Tofu 280 g
  • ½ stalk of a spring onion
  • Olive oil 15 ml
For sauce (mix these in a bowl)
  • Soy sauce – 3 tsp
  • Dark brown sugar – 1 tsp
  • Minced garlic – ¼ tsp
  • Sesame oil – ¼ tsp
  • 1 green chili
Instructions
Prep
  1. Cut the tofu into pieces.
  2. Take the seeds out from the chili and thin slice it.
  3. Thin slice the spring onion.
Cooking
  1. Put some oil into the pan.
  2. Add the tofu. Pan fry it both sides.
  3. Turn the heat down to low heat, add the sauce and spring onion, then simmer it. (turn the tofu over half way)
  4. When 80% of the sauce disappears, serve it on the plate, then pour out the rest of the sauce on the tofu.

 

 

 

About Sue

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the author/cook/photographer behind My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

Comments

  1. It’s the first time I’ve ever cooked tofu and it was a great success.
    Thanks for the recipe. It was DEEEEEEEEELICIOUS!!!!

  2. Just a little correction: Put some oil into the fan. (pan?)

  3. looking forward 2 your tofu posts. my boyfriend grew up vegan and i grew up with a crazy meat-loving korean mom, so the few korean vegetarian recipies i know, we’ve already eaten them already

  4. Hi Mika,

    I am really glad to hear that your mom loves it so much.
    I have more recipes for tofu, I will make some, as you requested, next week some time. :)

  5. I made this 2 times already. My mom loves it. She wants me to make it again tomorrow.

    Do you have any more receipes for tofu? thanks.

  6. Hi Sandra,

    Are you Korean? I didn’t know about that. You must be very excited about having Korean meals soon. Have a good time with your mother.

    Hi Beloved,

    I wonder whether you liked this meal or not. It wasn’t quite salty enough for Korean’s tastes, which is me by the way :) Though Michael said he really liked it. But the thing is he always says so. I really hope you liked it. :)

  7. I have been wondering what side dishes I’ll cook today and I just bought tofu yesterday so this is perfect!!! I actually have a few recipes for “Korean” tofu but I don’t have this one and I wondered how to make it.

  8. Oh, this looks good and easy. I want to try it, but I am leaving soon to visit my mother :) She will be making tons of Korean food for me, so I’ll make it when I get back.

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  1. [...] Soy Sauce Boiled Tofu This is a recipe I began making in Korea. It’s only the tofu, but it’s easy and tastes delicious. [...]

  2. [...] To go with it, I also followed Sue’s recipe for dubu jolim (simmered tofu, above), and it was delicious. David even ate several pieces, and he doesn’t really like tofu. I do, but I’ve never had it served in a way that still let’s it taste like tofu—but with flavor. It’s also really simple to make. I think I’ll probably make this again and just serve it with some side dishes and rice for a simple, light meal. I thought we’d have leftovers, but we ended up eating all of it in one sitting. A whole package of tofu. I mean, we are talking about sautéed bean curd here, so you know the recipe is good! [...]

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